TWIGS

TWIGS

Teams with Intergenerational Support

 

Curriculum for teachers, volunteer leaders, and agency staff, focusing on

Gardening and Nutrition

This curriculum package includes 30 field tested lessons connecting gardening with nutrition for children in Kindergarten through sixth grade. The focus is on positively influencing participant's nutritive choices through the development and harvesting of a vegetable garden.

Each 1 1/2 hour activity follows the same format of providing rationale, helpful information, step by step guidance and extensions. Lessons are flexible, meant to be selected based on interests, timing of project, and available materials. Nearly all lessons include a Handout suitable for reproducing.

Lessons were developed considering California Department of Education Frameworks in Health and Science. Many original illustrations are included.