Garden-Based Learning

Plan Grow
Harvest Connect
Experience-based learning in a garden teaches children memorable lessons about fruits and vegetables. Children can plant, tend, harvest, and taste fresh produce that may be unfamiliar to them.

Let’s Get Growing
Garden-based learning also connects kids back to Texas agriculture and introduces them to new foods. Research has shown that when children are involved in the planting and growing process they are more willing to taste these foods. 

Let’s Get Growing is a four-part resource to help you plan, grow, harvest and connect to develop a sustainable garden program:


PLAN supports sustainability and longevity for educational gardens.  Maximize 

GROW uses current industry research to ensure child and adult safety in the garden.  Maximize 

HARVEST promotes educators and garden coordinators working together.  Maximize 

CONNECT helps increase awareness of educational garden opportunities.  Maximize 



Additional Resources
Garden-Based Learning for Early Child Care Settings  Maximize 

Garden-Based Learning for K-12 Students  Maximize 

Resources from USDA  Maximize 

Other Resources  Maximize 


Assistance available in English and Spanish. Please call 877-TEX-MEAL (877-839-6325) for help.

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