Bring a Spanish Spice to Your School or Community Garden!

Life LabPlanting a school or community garden incorporates science education for those involved in the planting and harvesting process, but how can we make gardens even more educational? Spanish! According to the Department of Education, it’s vital to our economy that students are learning a second language as early as kindergarten through high school. For the United States to compete economically with other countries, children should have a world-class education, which includes superb education in math, science, reading, and language.

Life Lab, a leader in farm and garden based education, has provided a gardening guide for Garden-Based Education Resources and Growers and Market Gardeners translated into Spanish by trust-worthy sources. Among these gardening resources you will find “Getting Started,” “School Garden Start Up Guide,” “A Garden of Words,” and “National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service,” to name just a few.

These resources are key in the educational part of gardening. Whether you are a Spanish-speaking educator or looking to bring a different approach to gardening education, these translated guides and handouts are extremely useful!

The Life Lab Science Program offers a K-5 Garden Based Curriculum packet filled with all the teacher friendly resources necessary to educate students on the scientific concepts of growing a garden. These lessons are fit for indoor and outdoor settings, and they’re also available in Spanish!

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Mission Green Education Foundation (GEF), a non-profit organization, is committed to creating a sustainable future through education. Sustainability Education provides educators with the real-world applied learning models that connect science, technology, and math education with the broader human concerns of environmental, economic, and social systems. GEF provides curriculum and resources to K-12 students and teachers worldwide with the goal of challenging youth to think holistically and critically about global environmental concerns and solutions. Visit www.greeneducationfoundation.org to register for free and to gain full access to GEF’s comprehensive library of standards-based lessons and activities.
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