Roots in the Ground is a comprehensive Farm to Early Care and Education (ECE) curriculum created by Rooted staff, partners, and consultants to guide in-person garden-based education and cooking trainings for ECE professionals. The curriculum is designed to help early childhood educators feel inspired and confident in gardening and cooking activities with young children. View Resource »
Cultivating Childhood Wellness Through Gardening
A free online training for K-12 teachers, early childcare professionals, and community educators. Topics cover garden planning, activities, and curricula. The entire training takes about 90 minutes, but can be viewed in separate chapters. Early childhood educators and some after-school program staff can earn 1.5 CEUs through The Registry. View Resource »
The Wisconsin Food Systems Education Conceptual Framework
This Food Systems Education Conceptual Framework is not a curriculum itself. Rather, the framework provides the foundation and organizing structure through which curricula, activity guides, programs, specific lessons and other teaching materials are developed, whether that be in a pK-12 setting or a community setting. As food systems understandings evolve, along with our food systems themselves, the framework will too evolve. View Resource »
The Three Sisters
This comprehensive project (designed for 5th graders) incorporates concepts of plant physiology, companion planting, ecology, history, and ethnobotany. It links to Next Generation Science Standards and is written to span two school years, but concepts could be adapted for shorter lessons. View Resource »
A similar lesson for younger students can be found here.
Want to cook with your Three Sisters harvest? Here’s a recipe!
Traditional Foods in Wisconsin
Wisconsin is home to indigenous and traditional foods from many cultures. Traditional foods increase participation, fruit and vegetable consumption, and students’ knowledge and awareness of the food and culture Wisconsin has to offer. This resource supports the incorporation of traditional foods. View Resource »