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School Gardens:
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Uncle Sam playing a fife, leading a group of children carrying farm implements.
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Eames-Sheavly, Marcia. Sowing the seeds of success: how to start and sustain a kids’ gardening project in your community. Burlington, VT, National Gardening Association, 1999. 28 p.

Greening school grounds: creating habitats for learning. Edited by Tim Grant and Gail Littlejohn. Gabriola Island, B.C., New Society Publishers, Limited, 2001. 136 p.
   SB 55.G74 2001 <SciRR>

Growing ventures: starting a school garden business. South Burlington, VT, National Gardening Association, 2003. 64 p.

Johnson, Katherine A., and Marti Ross Bjornson. The Chicago school garden initiative: a collaborative model for developing school gardens that work. Glencoe, IL, Chicago Botanic Garden, 2003. 71 p.

Kiefer, Joseph, and Martin Kemple. Digging deeper: integrating youth gardens into schools & communities: a comprehensive guide. Montpelier, VT, Food Works, Common Roots Press, 1998. 141 p.

Mackey, Bonnie, and Jennifer Mackey Stewart. A librarian’s guide to cultivating an elementary school garden. Columbus, OH, Linworth Pub., c2009. 124 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   SB55.M34 2009

Ocone, Lynn, and Eve Pranis. The National Gardening Association guide to kids’ gardening: a complete guide for teachers, parents, and youth leaders. New York, Wiley, 1990. 148 p.
   Bibliography: p. 140-145.
   Rev. ed. of The youth gardening book, c1983.
   SB457.O24 1990

Steps to a bountiful kids’ garden. Edited by Amy Gifford. South Burlington, VT, National Gardening Association, c2001. 56 p.

Waters, Alice, Daniel Duane, and David Liittschwager. Edible Schoolyard: a universal idea. San Francisco, Chronicle Books, 2008. 79 p.



Gaumnitz, Walter Herbert. Schools and war gardens: some guides and resources. Washington, Federal Security Agency, U. S. Office of Education, 1943. 11 p.

Greene, M. Louise (Maria Louise). Among school gardens. New York, Charities Publication Committee, 1910. 388 p.    Bibliography: p. 341-375.

Kohlstedt, Sally Gregory. “A better crop of boys and girls”: the school gardening movement, 1890-1920. History of education quarterly, v. 48, Feb. 2008: 58-93.
   L11.H67 Ft. Meade

Lawson, Laura J. The school garden movement. In her City bountiful: a century of community gardening in America. Berkeley, University of California Press, c2005. p. 51-143.
   SB457.3.L39 2005 <SciRR>

Schwab, Erasmus. The school garden. Being a practical contribution to the subject of education. New York, M. L. Holbrook & Co., 1879. 92 p.

Trelstad, Brian. Little machines in their gardens: a history of school gardens in America, 1891 to 1920. Landscape journal, v. 16, no. 2, 1997: 161-174.

United States school garden army. The spring manual of the United States school garden army. Washington, Govt. Print. Office, 1919. 32 p.
   SB55.U7 1919a



American Horticultural Society

Chicago Botanic Garden

Edible Schoolyard, Martin Luther King Junior Middle School, Berkeley, California

Garden ABCs School Garden Share Site

National Gardening Association

School Gardens with Constance Carter

Virginia Tech Department of Horticulture

Compiled by Joyce Howland, August 2009

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