Are you a teacher or a principal interested in starting a program at your school? City Blossoms can assist you with this journey and also work with your students to create a stronger community at your school. If you would like to learn more about what we can do, please take a look at our “What We Offer” page. If you would like to speak with us, please contact Lola at firstname.lastname@example.org and in the mean time take a look at our toolkit below.
Since our inception, we have had the opportunity to work with thousands of children, volunteers and educators to develop and perfect various tricks of the trade regarding garden-based education and community outreach. On several occasions we have been asked to share our knowledge, but have had no venue to do so, that is until now. Check out our City Blossoms online store now to preview and or purchase our first publication.
Our First Harvest/Nuestra Primero Cosecha
A unique, bilingual curriculum that ties garden-based education to early childhood learning standards ideal for early childhood programs needing activities to add to their own science, math, language arts, and visual arts programs. Lessons align with typical educational standards and investigate subjects including:
- Observing plant life cycles
- Learning about insects and their roles in a garden
- Creating nature-inspired artwork
- Making garden-inspired recipes
Click here for our online store.
How to Start a School Garden: A Toolkit
Last year City Blossoms had a wonderful time working with the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, a national organization that addresses childhood obesity. As part of this project City Blossoms has put together a beginner’s guide for starting a school garden including:
- Tips for planning a school garden & hosting a successful build day
- Ways to tie a school garden to healthy eating, physical activity & core curriculum
- Examples of schools with successful garden projects
For a PDF copy of the guide click here.
As part of this project we are also working with 10 Washington D.C. schools to design on-site gardens, organize volunteer-powered build days and provide professional development opportunities for teachers. Visit our projects page for photos of these and our other gardening projects.