Recently revised! Youth learn how to plan an in-ground or container garden; how to prepare the soil; and when, where, and what to plant. Level A introduces basic plant science, garden friends and foes, tool safety, using the vegetable harvest, and horticulture-related careers. Youth "learn by doing" in 12 fun activities that include germinating seeds, growing a super-sized pumpkin, experiments with plant parts, and visiting a grocery store to explore vegetables and vegetable products.
Publication year: 2016.
Ties to Next Generation Science Standards; see the Helper's Guide for details.
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I used this for a short-term club that had a variety of ages present. It was easy to adapt part of the lessons down for the youngest and up a little for the oldest. I loved that th...view moree following summer we could pick up where we left off in the first book and continue into the next book. view less