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American Horticultural Society - Youth Gardening
Sponsors annual Youth Garden Symposium where attendees have the opportunity to exchange ideas and trade success stories with teachers, garden designers, youth program leaders, and children’s gardening advocates from across the nation. Dozens of enriching and informative educational sessions to choose from, allowing you to tailor a Symposium experience to suit your individual needs and interests. If you are unable to attend, information from the Symposium sessions is often posted to their website.
California Department of Education
Publishes Child’s Garden of Standards which links specific garden activities to academic standards
California Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom
Includes Lesson Plans, Resources, and Cream of the Crop Newsletter.
California Regional Environmental Education Community – San Diego and • Imperial Region (SanD-CR
The purpose of CREEC is to serve as a network hub for information related to environmental education. It can be considered a "one stop shop" for environmental education.
California School Garden Network
A collaborative effort of a number of educational institutions and corporate partners committed to enhancing learning through the use of teaching gardens in schools. Link to specific lessons many with grade and California State standards.
California Science Teachers Association
Represents science educators statewide - in every science discipline at every grade level. Publishes a bi-monthly newspaper packed with news, information, resources, ideas, and activities of current interest to science educators.
Junior Master Gardener
Information and monthly newsletter
Life Lab Science Program
Life Lab helps schools integrate gardens into their science and nutrition curriculum. Numerous publications available.
National Arbor Day Foundation
Foundation provides trees for Arbor Day plantings, educational and resource materials.
National Audubon Society
Information on attracting birds and water fowl to your garden.
National Gardening Association
NGA is a leading national provider of K-12, plant-based educational materials. With teachers and community leaders serving as guides, our school and youth gardening programs help children gain knowledge in science, literacy, social studies, nutrition, the environment, and personal skills areas such as leadership, problem-solving, and team building.
National Science Teachers Association
The National Science Teachers Association publishes books and journals for science teachers from kindergarten through college.
National Wildlife Federation Backyard Wildlife Habitat Program
Information on wildlife and suggestions on how to attract wildlife to your garden. By meeting certain criteria, your garden can be designated a wildlife preserve.
NTSA Book Beat
Sign up for monthly newsletter from National Science Teachers Association (NSTA). Reviews and recommendations of books to support science curriculum.
San Diego Audubon Society
Resource for information on birds
San Diego Canyonlands
San Diego Canyonlands' mission is to promote, protect and restore the natural habitats in San Diego County's canyons and creeks by fostering education and ongoing community involvement in stewardship and advocacy, and by collaborating with other organizations.
San Diego Children and Nature Collaborative (SDCaN)
Events, ideas,and news to help connect children to nature.
San Diego County Water Authority
Numerous programs and materials for teachers in San Diego County, elementary and secondary schools
San Diego Natural History Museum
Bird and butterfly checklists, online field guides, and teacher’s guides on many topics. Resource to purchase San Diego County Bird Atlas.
Schoolyard Habitat Program and Project Guide USFWS
Provides technical and organizational assistance to school, so they can create outdoor classrooms that are effective as educational tools in addition to being a sustainable habitat for many years to come.
The Edible Schoolyard Project
The mission of the Edible Schoolyard Project is to build and share an edible education curriculum for kindergarten through high school. Our vision is for gardens and kitchens to become interactive classrooms for academic subjects, and for every student to have a free, nutritious, organic lunch. Website has resources, newsletter, and information about programs across the country.
University of California Cooperative Extension County of San Diego School Gardens
Information on school gardens and agriculture in San Diego County
University of California Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Publications on home gardening, pest, and disease control
University of California Integrated Pest Management
Solve your pest management problems with UC's best information
Victory Gardens San Diego
VGSD comprises hundreds of volunteers working together to help people in our community grow their own food. We work anywhere in SD county and we collaborate with many other local gardening, food and community groups.