Dig In: Creating an Edible School Garden [PDF]
Developed by Queensland Health in 2003, this comprehensive sixty page guide to the gardening aspects of school learnscapes includes chapters on gardening methods, site analysis, tools, maintenance, worm farms, plant selection and calendar, pests and diseases.
SEED Savers: Food Gardens in Schools [PDF]
A free ninety page resource book published by the Seed Savers Network, written by Jude Fanton, co-founder of Seed Savers, and Jo Immig, an environmental scientist who has written several books including the "The Toxic Playground" and "Safer Solutions" which detail how to avoid of hazardous chemicals and better safeguard children's health from environmental pollution. Chapters include planning the garden, planting, maintaining, harvesting and saving seeds. It is written in a clear and informative style with many ideas for lessons and activities. Resources listed include books, organisations and websites that cover a wide range of aspects related to gardening. Download the free PDF file or order a hardcopy version from Seed Savers for $28.00 including postage.
Ten Tips for Gardening with Children [PDF]
A number of key points to assist you in ensuring that time spent in the garden with children is a safe, enjoyable and productive experience.
School Garden Wizard
Although developed for American Schools, the School Garden Wizard provides extremely relevant and simple step-by-step “how to” guides for making a case for your garden, planning for success, creating the garden, learning in the garden, and keeping it growing. Highly recommended.
Edible School Gardens
A number of Sunshine Coast school gardens based on permaculture design and focused on how gardens can nourish growing bodies and minds are described, with honest reflection on what has and has not worked well in the school setting.