Steps to Starting and Sustaining an Early Childhood Education Garden Program

starting an early childhood education gardenCreate and Sustain a Youth Garden Program
KidsGardening provides an extensive collection of articles detailing the steps to starting and sustaining a successful youth garden program.

Growing Head Start Success with Farm to Early Care and Education
The National Farm to School Network has created a resource specifically for Head Start programs to show how farm to ECE can support performance standards and framework benchmarks.

School Garden Resource Center
Whole Kids Foundation offers a school garden resource center providing step by step guidance for starting a youth garden.

Early Sprouts Institute
Early Sprouts provides curriculum and web-based professional development for incorporating garden-based food education in ECE.

Getting Started
The Center for Ecoliteracy and Life Lab offer this helpful pdf publication with an overview of how to establish a school gardens and outdoor classroom.

Growing School Gardens
Annie’s Guide To Growing School Gardens provides design tips and considerations for windowsill gardens, vertical gardens, raised bed/container gardens, cold frames/tunnels/greenhouses, and large-scale gardens.