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 »
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 »
Ethnobotany for the Holidays
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 »
Teaching to the Standards
Collective School Garden Network has resources from across the Web to help you incorporate garden-based education and plant projects while adhering to educational standards. View Resource »