School Gardens at OSD
The impact of garden-based education is clear. Numerous studies have shown that children engaged in garden programs show improved health outcomes, perform better in school, enhance social and emotional capabilities, and more pro-environmental attitudes. In addition, garden-based experiences can extend curriculum from the classroom and help meet statewide learning goals. Our community has a rich tradition of environmental stewardship, which is evident in the many school gardens within our district. No matter our age, there is always something we can learn from a garden!
How to Harvest Garden Produce Guide
This guide walks you through how to harvest garden produce and provides a variety of recipes that you can try to use up fresh produce!
How to Harvest Herbs Guide
Here is a guide that walks you through how to harvest and use common herbs grown in the garden!
Garden Activities & Videos
Radical Radish Experiment
Attempt to grow one of these colorful and spicy root vegetables using two different methods.
Environmental Writing: Constructing Persuasive Arguments
Being able to write about issues that are important to you is a useful skill. Open this activity to train your brain to construct thoughtful arguments that are backed up by facts!
Vermicomposting is a technique that utilizes the super digestive abilities of worms to create a valuable soil additive from your table scraps. Open this article to learn more, and meet to Oregon Worms!
Give a squash a closer look and learn a bit more about the fall veggie! (Will need one squash of any kind to complete the activity)
Upcycled Plant Pots
Create biodegradable pots for seeds using old newspapers. A quick and easy way to start an indoor garden for all ages!
Snapshots from the Garden
Garden Resources for Educators
How to Garden
This presentation was designed to help educators teach their students the basics about gardening to empower students to be able to grow their own food!
What is Composting?
This presentation has been designed for educators to use to teach their students about composting and brainstorm how composting could be implemented in the school.
How to Use Hydroponic Garden System
This guide is for educators who are interested in growing produce via hydroponics.
Composting Guide for Educators
This guide is to teach educators about different ways of composting and how to implement a successful composting system in the school environment.
How to Start Seedlings Guide
This guide is designed to help educators start seedlings to be planted later in the garden in early May.