Learn, Giggle & Grow’s TK-8 garden education program actively involves students in the process of planting, tending, harvesting, eating, and observing their own organic produce, focusing on STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) education goals that link to classroom curriculum. Learn, Giggle & Grow’s parent volunteers (our garden leaders) access all lessons, tutorial videos, in-classroom videos for students, activities, and resources through Learn, Giggle & Grow’s Online Education Portal.
Learn, Giggle & Grow’s Garden Education Includes: · 7 Lessons per grade per year (lessons align with grade level curriculum and include plans for in-class lessons if needed.) · In-class streaming videos, featuring Garden Enthusiast and author Lisa Ely, to introduce the lesson and activity · Garden Activity Sheets · Garden Resources and Start-Up Guidelines · Fall and Spring Seed List · Harvesting and Harvest Guidelines for your area and garden zone · Clear instructions for garden leader, volunteer, docent or teacher · Immediate access to Learn, Giggle & Grow’s team for questions or regional help
Learn, Giggle & Grow’s experiential school garden program for grades TK-8 provides sequential, standards-based curricula, teaching that: 1) Plants, animals and people all need food and water to grow. 2) Fruits and vegetables are grown in gardens. You can grow them yourself and eat them. 3) You feel better when you eat a variety of colorful, whole foods that are fresh. 4) You can find healthy, local, seasonal foods in a store or farmers market near you.
MISSION Learn, Giggle & Grow’s mission is to empower students to make healthy food choices through hands-on science and garden education. Our garden and nutrition education programs are multicultural with a focus on literacy and scientific inquiry. Learn, Giggle & Grow’s programs inspire school children and teens, families, civic leaders, community organizations and businesses to become leaders in promoting healthy food choices through our hands-on STEM (science, technology, engineering, math), garden and nutrition education programs.
PHILOSOPHY · Eat a wide variety of colorful, whole foods that are close to their original source · Choose higher quality, beneficial foods more often · Select local, seasonal, organic, and/or sustainably farmed foods when possible · Appreciate the impact of food on our overall well-being so that we can think, feel, and perform at our best all day long
What families Are Saying
"OUR FAMILY loveS gardening together and we are always excited to see lisa when she visits our area. her energy is endless and her ideas keep us playing in the garden all year!" - TONY, SACRAMENTO, CA