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 »
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 »
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!
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 »
Ethnobotany is the scientific study of the relationships that exist between people and plants. Students share recipes of their favorite foods and research the origins and historical uses of important plant ingredients. Written for grades 3-6; adaptable for other ages. View Resource »