Urban Programs Resource Network

Links and Reviews for My First Garden

The following 144 sites have linked to our My First Garden website. Links to commercial products or enterprises do not constitute endorsement by University of Illinois Extension.


Open Directory Project
http://dmoz.org/Kids_and_Teens/Sports_and_Hobbies/Gardening/
"Shows how gardening can be fun and covers the basics of planning, tools needed, and plant care."

2learn.ca: Site Search
http://www.2learn.ca/search/NetStepView.asp?PID=2781
""Here's a great place to get all the information you need before you plant a garden. Find out about soil, light, plant food, and kinds of plants. There's so much to think about, you might want some help from an adult to keep track of it all!""

4Kids.com
http://www.4kids.org/backissues/2002/4kidsHTML05-05-02/
"Younger kids will enjoy the My First Garden site at www.urbanext.uiuc.edu/firstgarden/"

4kids.org
http://www.4kids.org/backissues/2003/4kidsHTML05-18-03/
"School is ending, and we could all use an excuse to get away from that end-of-the-semester homework, right? Take a break and go outside. That’s right. Put the books down and roll around in the dirt. Or at least get your hands in it. I’m talking about gardening. Check out these sites for some great tips about decorating the outdoors."

A.M. Winn School Garden - Bridging the Standards
http://schools.scusd.edu/AMWinnGarden/standards.html

About.com
http://canadaonline.about.com/cs/plantinglessons/index.htm
"Teachers guide on the basics of horticulture and planning a garden. Designed for grade 4, but easily adaptable to other grades."

About.com - Canada Online - Plants and Planting Lessons K-8
http://canadaonline.about.com/od/plantinglessons/Plants_and_Planting_Lessons_K8.htm

Arizona Macintosh Users Group
http://www.amug.org/~jbpratt/education/theme/garden.html

AZNforum
http://www.aznforum.com/cgi-bin/search/index.cgi?/Kids_and_Teens/Sports_and_Hobbies/Gardening/
"Shows how gardening can be fun and covers the basics of planning, tools needed, and plant care."

Billy Bear's Playground
http://www.billybear4kids.com/graduation/summer/PopCorn/PlantMe.html

Birchard Public Library - Kid Zone - Websites for Kids
http://www.birchard.lib.oh.us/activities_websites.htm

BlackStump
http://www.blackstump.com.au

bobsedulinks.com
http://www.bobsedulinks.com/lpscience.htm

Brooklyn Public Library
http://www.brooklynpubliclibrary.org/explore_topic_detail.jsp?subjectpageid=1019
"This site teaches you all you need to know to grow your own flowers and veggies! Including how to tell if you have the right kind of dirt, how to feed your plants, and what tools you need. Also in Spanish."

Burlington County Library - New Jersey - Kids Commons - Links - After School
http://explore.bcls.lib.nj.us/content.php?pid=5019&sid=31172

California Academy of Sciences
http://www.calacademy.org/research/library/naturalist_center/biblio/kidgarden.htm
"A teacher’s’ guide and a information geared to kids are highlights at this site."

California Academy of Sciences
http://www.calacademy.org/research/library/biodiv/biblio/kidgarden.htm
"A teacher’s’ guide and a information geared to kids are highlights at this site."

Central Mississippi Regional Library System
http://www.cmrls.lib.ms.us/600.htm
"A guide to the world of fun and clever gardening for elementary school children."

Central Mississippi Regional Library System
http://www.cmrls.lib.ms.us/600.htm
"A guide to the world of fun and clever gardening for elementary school children."

Chicago Public Schools - Internet Project - Web Sites for Students
http://cuip.uchicago.edu/~dbarnes/studentslinkspage.html

Chicago Public Schools - University of Chicago Internet Project
http://cuip.uchicago.edu/~dbarnes/studentslinkspage.html

Chicago Public Schools - University of Chicago Internet Project
http://cuip.uchicago.edu/~khopkins/plants/teachingguide.html

Chiff.com - Home Life - Gardening - Kids Gardening Projects
http://www.chiff.com/home_life/garden/kids-gardening.htm
"Fun, colorful and educational guide starts with the basics and continues on to seed selection, garden planning and lots more, with teacher resources and an image gallery."

COMCAST and Marin County Office of Education
http://educationmatters.tv/Resources/Oct05/garden.htm
"Very colorful site geared for 4th grade; great for younger children as well."

Community Resources for Science
http://www.crscience.org/pdf/bilingual_websites.pdf
"Has audio in both English and Spanish that allows the site to be used by younger students. Get ready to make learning about gardens, flowers, vegetables and the principles of horticulture a really fun experience for yourself and for the children you teach. This website is meant for 4th grade students to learn about the beauty of gardens, and the care involved in planning, nurturing and enjoying the benefits of gardening in a variety of spaces and places. The Teacher guide section of the website has good ideas about activities with insects for the classroom"

Congdon Park Elementary School - Mr. Morse's Classroom - Science
http://www.upnorthmn.net/~gmorse/

cool 4 kids
http://cool4kids.com/Sports_and_Hobbies/Gardening/index.html
"Shows how gardening can be fun and covers the basics of planning, tools needed, and plant care."

Cornell University Cooperative Extension of Westchester County - Helpful 4-H Links
http://counties.cce.cornell.edu/westchester/Helpful4HLinks.htm

Cotton Creek School, Island Lake, IL
http://www.cusd118.lake.k12.il.us/creek/library_resources/creek_library_links_3.asp

Domain Tools
http://directory.domaintools.com/Kids_and_Teens/Sports_and_Hobbies/Gardening/
"Shows how gardening can be fun and covers the basics of planning, tools needed, and plant care."

Easy Earth - Gardening with Children - Resources
http://eartheasy.com/grow_gardening_children.htm

Embassy of the United States - Ankara, Turkey - Information Resource Center
http://turkey.usembassy.gov/for_kids.html

e-tutor newsletter
http://www.e-tutor.com/eNews/issue0704/
""This garden site deals with the planning of the garden, such as where it will be placed, what will be planted, and when planting will happen. One great area for younger students deals with students using parts of their body to measure the depth of plantings, or the distance between plantings. There is a great area where students can look at pictures of things to plant and get pertinent information.""

Exploratorium: The museum of science, art and human perception at the Palace of Fine Arts
http://www.exploratorium.edu/learning_studio/cool/kids.html
"Learn how to grow your own food! This terrific site for kids will help you plan your garden and teach you the gardening basics. A teacher's guide is also available for each section."

Exploratorum Ten Cool Sites
http://www.exploratorium.edu/learning_studio/cool/kids.html
"Learn how to grow your own food! This terrific site for kids will help you plan your garden and teach you the gardening basics. A teacher's guide is also available for each section."

First School Preschool Activities and Crafts
http://www.first-school.ws/theme/plants.htm

FirstGov for Kids
http://www.kids.gov/k_funstuff.htm
"Students can learn about the beauty of gardens, and the care involved in planning, nurturing and enjoying the benefits of gardening in a variety of spaces and places."

First-School
http://www.first-school.ws/theme/mini_theme/flowers.htm

First-School.ws
http://www.first-school.ws/theme/plants.htm

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations - School Gardens - Web Resources
http://www.fao.org/schoolgarden/webresources_en.htm
"This Web site is for teachers of 4th grade students and aims to make learning fun. It's about gardens and the care involved in planning, nurturing and enjoying the benefits of gardening in a variety of spaces."

Geometry.Net
http://www.geometry.net/detail/basic_a/astronauts_bio_general_resources.html

Georgia Department of Education - Georgia Standards - Learning Activity - Trees and People
https://www.georgiastandards.org/_layouts/GeorgiaStandards/UnitBuilder/DWPublicPreview.aspx?WID=89&obj=65629&mode=1

Girl Scouts
http://jfg.girlscouts.org/GS/insignia/Badges/Food,FibersandFarming/

Halton - Web Connections - Science: School Homework and Teaching Aid
http://www.haltonlinks.com/homework_primary.html

Halton Web Connections - Science: School Homework and Teaching Aid
http://www.haltonlinks.com/homework_primary.html

Heinemann Library - Perason Library - Garden Creatures
http://www.heinemannlibrary.com.au/gardencreatures/

homework help online
http://www.jackson.k12.ms.us/edlinks/homework_nsf/biology.htm
"This site, aimed at fourth graders, provides information and activities for children to start and grow their own garden. Includes teacher suggestions."

IGS Hydrophonics Supplies
http://www.igshydro.com/links.php

Illuminations
http://illuminations.nctm.org/WebResourceReview.aspx?ID=2790

Independence Public Library - Children's Games
http://www.iplks.org/childrensgames.html

International Peace Garden - Children's Page - Links for Kids
http://www.peacegarden.com/children.htm

James Whitcomb Riley Elementary School
http://www.riley.d21.k12.il.us/online_classrooms/classrooms_1.html
"learn how to plan, and grow a flower of vegetable garden"

Joe Ant
http://www.joeant.com/DIR/info/get/11336/41518

Joe Ant web directory
http://www.joeant.com/DIR/cat/11336/
"Shows elementary school students the basics and fun of gardening. Includes teachers' guide."

Joe Ant web directory
http://www.joeant.com/DIR/info/get/11336/21650

Journeyer's Chronicles - 2008 - June - At Home - Family - 10 Family Fun Links
http://journeyerschronicles.com/2008/06/family/10-family-fun-links/
"My First Garden is a great instructional site for kids who are interested in gardening (or parent’s who’d like to get their kids interested)."

Just 4 Girls
http://jfg.girlscouts.org/GS/insignia/Badges/Food,FibersandFarming/
"Learn how to plant your very own garden."

Kaboose - Kid's Links - Hobbies - Gardening - Gardening Links
http://resources.kaboose.com/kidslinks/hobbies/gardening/Gardening_links.html
"This simple site teaches kids to manage a garden in a totally basic way!"

Kate Sullivan Elementary Schools
http://www.sullivan.leon.k12.fl.us/ed_resources.htm
"A primary site considered "a guide to the world of fun and clever gardening.""

Kids Gardening
http://www.joeant.com/DIR/info/get/11336/41515

Kid's Valley Garden
http://www.joeant.com/DIR/info/get/11336/41518

Kids.net.au
http://www.kids.net.au/siteprofile/10316
"Shows how gardening can be fun and covers the basics of planning, tools needed, and plant care."

LakeNet Northwest Indiana - KidsNet - Articles - Hobbies for Kids & Teens
http://www.lakenetnwi.net/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&id=43&Itemid=30

Lakota Public Schools - Classoom Connect Connection Newsletter - Links - Page 23
http://www.lakota.k12.nd.us/Improvementpics/May05Links.htm

Lawrence Online
http://www.lawrence.org/edlinks/etr/etr1_121.html
""Get ready to make learning about gardens, flowers, vegetables and the principles of horticulture a really fun experience for yourself and for the children you teach. This website is meant for 4th grade students to learn about the beauty of gardens, and the care involved in planning, nurturing and enjoying the benefits of gardening in a variety of spaces and places.""

LDS Homeschooling in California - Nature and Science - Free Resources
http://ldshomeschoolinginca.org/science.html

Leafy Life - Snapdragons
http://www.leafylife.com/archives/snapdragons.php

Library of Congress - Journeys and Crossings - School Gardens with Constance Carter - Web Sites
http://www.loc.gov/rr/program/journey/schoolgardens.html

Library of Congress - School Gardens with Constance Carter - Web Sites of Interest
http://www.loc.gov/rr/program/journey/schoolgardens.html

Lincoln Daily News, Lincoln, IL
http://archives.lincolndailynews.com/2004/Apr/17/Features_new/family_b.shtml

Macmillan/McGraw-Hill Education - Science - e-Catalog - 3rd Grade - e-Journal
http://www.mhschool.com/sciejournal/ejournal/rc_base.php?reportID=283&vGrade=0022841369&vUnit=D&vChapter=8
"This site has information about making a garden. Maybe you have planted seeds in a garden in the spring or in the summer. You could tell all about how you prepared your garden for the seeds and plants."

Market Place for the Mind
http://www.marketplaceforthemind.state.pa.us/m4m/cwp/view.asp?a=3

Marketplace for the Mind
http://www.marketplaceforthemind.state.pa.us/m4m/cwp/view.asp?a=3&q=150363

Math Forum
http://mathforum.org/library/topics/plant/

Math Forum
http://mathforum.org/library/resource_types/lesson_plans/?keyid=8643350

Math Forum
http://mathforum.org/electronic.newsletter/mf.intnews6.32.html

Math Forum Internet Mathematics Library
http://mathforum.org/library/view/19442.html
"A garden site that deals with the planning of a garden: where it will be placed, what will be planted, and when planting will happen. Younger students use parts of the body to measure the depth of plantings or the distance between plantings."

Monterey Bay (CA) Master Gardeners
http://groups.ucanr.org/mbmg/Gardening_for_Kid's/

Mrs. Higgins' Grade Five/Six Class
http://hrsbstaff.ednet.ns.ca/jhiggins/Forest%20Friends/internetres.htm
"This website is meant for 4th grade students to learn about the beauty of gardens, and the care involved in planning, nurturing and enjoying the benefits of gardening in a variety of spaces and places."

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
http://illuminations.nctm.org/swr/review.asp?SWR=2459
"The University of Illinois Extension service presents this well-designed project that connects gardening to science, social studies and mathematics. Through various activities students will learn to collect and organize data, measure using non-standard units, and plan and problem solve using estimation. For example in “Gardening Fundamentals” teachers will find activities such as "You Are the Ruler" in which students use parts of their bodies to measure planting depths and distances between plants. Teachers may first orient themselves to the project by reviewing Illinois state objectives or go directly to some of the math activities found in “Gardening Fundamentals.” Some activities may be beyond earlier grades, such as interpreting seed packages, but may be easily adapted. For teachers who already use plant-growing projects in the classroom, there are many additional ideas for incorporating math into such projects making this site well-worth reviewing."

Natural Resources Defense Council - Reference and Links: For Kids - Plants
http://www.nrdc.org/reference/kids.asp

Nelson County Public Library - InfoCenter for Kids - Home and Family - Gardening
http://209.215.71.132/kids.htm

New Park Elementary School - 1st Grade Websites - Science Web Sites
http://np.harlan.k12.ia.us/first_grade_web_sites.htm
"a guide to the world of fun and clever gardening!"

North Hunterdon High School Media Center - Gardening - Web Sites
http://www.nhvweb.net/nhhs/mediacenter/electronic/pathfinders/studyskills/gardens.htm

Ocean County Library
http://oceancountylibrary.org/Link2Topic/Garden.htm

Omaha Public Schools - King Science and Technology Magnet - Discovery Day - Horticulture
http://www.ops.org/middle/kingscience/STAFF/ENCORE/SCIENCETECHNOLOGY/MrsRodriguez/Enrichmentextracredit/tabid/75/Default.aspx

Omaha Public Schools - R.M. Marrs Magnet - Library - Classroom Links - Gardening with Mrs. Madsen
http://www.ops.org/middle/marrs/LIBRARYMEDIA/ClassroomLinks/tabid/101/Default.aspx

Orange County Library System - Virtual Galleries - Gardening -Topical
http://www.ocls.info/Virtual/galleries/Topical/gardening.asp

Oregon Center for Career Development in Childhood Care and Education
http://www.ode.state.or.us/services/nutrition/cacfp/afterschool/september_update.pdf
"very child-friendly, includes a teachers guide section, and is in English and Spanish"

Organic Garden Tips
http://www.organicgardentips.com/vegetable_gardening.html
"great way to figure out how to measure distances with your hands and feet."

Paradise Elementary School - Links - Science - Environment
http://www.paradise.k12.nf.ca/links/science.html

Perth Website Directory
http://www.inperth.com.au/directory/index2.php/Kids_and_Teens/Sports_and_Hobbies/Gardening/
"Shows how gardening can be fun and covers the basics of planning, tools needed, and plant care."

Pickle Elementary School - Science Sites - Environment Sites
http://www.austinschools.org/campus/pickle/sciencesites.htm

Plants National Database
http://es.houstonisd.org/DurkeeES/Students/Plants.htm
"An interactive guide to "plan[ning], nurtur[ing], and enjoy[ing] the benefits of a beautiful flower or vegetable garden," "My First Garden" clearly relays the basic steps necessary in creating a garden and provides a detailed "Teacher's Guide.” Spanish and English"

Popular Directory
http://www.populardirectory.com/Top/Kids_and_Teens/Sports_and_Hobbies/Gardening/
"Shows how gardening can be fun and covers the basics of planning, tools needed, and plant care."

Rare Exotic Seeds - Various Gardening Websites - Child Gardening, Kids Gardening, Kids Plants
http://www.rarexoticseeds.com/Various_Gardening_Websites/Child_Gardening_Kids_Gardening_Kids_Plants_Children_Garden.html
"A simple guide to help any kid to have is first garden."

Read Write Think
http://www.readwritethink.org/lessons/lesson_view.asp?id=846

Rogers Park Garden Group - Special Gardens - Gardening For Kids
http://www.rogersparkgardengroup.org/gardenresources.htm

Royal Oaks Elementary - April Sites - Arbor Day
http://www.sowashco.k12.mn.us/RO/Pages/monthly/mon.htm

Saint Louis Public Library
http://www.slpl.lib.mo.us/kidzone/links/nature.htm
"Find tips to the world of fun and clever gardening."

Saskatoon Public Schools
http://olc.spsd.sk.ca/DE/meewasinmeanderings/plants.html
"This website is meant for 4th grade students to learn about the beauty of gardens, and the care involved in planning, nurturing and enjoying the benefits of gardening in a variety of spaces and places."

Sd701 Open Directory
http://dir.sillydog.org/Kids_and_Teens/Sports_and_Hobbies/Gardening/
"Shows how gardening can be fun and covers the basics of planning, tools needed, and plant care."

Seattle.gov - P-Patch Community Gardens - Regional Gardening & Food Resources
http://www.seattle.gov/Neighborhoods/ppatch/links.htm

Selbyville Public Library - For Children - Fun Links
http://www.selbyvillelibrary.org/for-you/children.asp

Shadows
http://www.shadows.com/tags/gardens

Shasta County Office of Education - Resources & Links - Plant Sites
http://www.shastacoe.org/page.cfm?p=3006

Shawnee Mission School District - Interactive Web Sites PK-6 - Teachers and Students
http://www1.smsd.org/staffdev/elementary/OutdoorGardens.htm

Shenendenhowa Central School District
http://www.shenet.org/district/curriculum_and_learn/performancetasks/science/clptsgr1plants.htm
"Learn how to plan, nurture and enjoy the benefits of a beautiful flower or vegetable garden."

Siox Falls Education Department - Dr. Peterson - K-8 Science Sites - Great Science Sites
http://faculty.usiouxfalls.edu/arpeterson/science%20standards.htm

Siox Falls Education Department - Dr. Peterson - K-8 Science Sites - Great Science Sites
http://faculty.usiouxfalls.edu/arpeterson/science_methods.htm

South Washington County Schools - Student Links - Science
http://www.sowashco.k12.mn.us/RO/Pages/studentlinks/science.htm

SpaceStation42.com
http://www.spacestation42.com/homegarden.html

St. Michael Catholic School - Fourth Grade - Plants
http://school.stmichaelcary.org/4thgrade.htm

Sterling Heights Public Library - Staff Picks
http://www.shpl.net/staff40255picks.html

Study Plans
http://www.studyplans.com/science1.htm
"There's plenty to tie into a summer unit of gardening, including health, nutrition, and plant basics and anatomy. For a beginner's guide to setting up a garden with elementary-aged children, try this site, with a teacher's guide, planning resources, and more."

Surfing the Net with Kids
http://www.surfnetkids.com/gardening.htm
"'Take a walk around your yard and look for spots that have good sunlight, are easy to get water to, and aren't in the way of somebody else trying to have fun in the yard.' My First Garden from the University of Illinois Extension is blooming with step-by-step gardening instructions for elementary kids, and the parents and teachers helping them. Best clicks are Garden in Unbelievable Places (how about planting in your old tennis shoes?) and a downloadable, reproducible Garden Journal template."

Teach the Children Well
http://www.teachthechildrenwell.com/science.html

Teacher Help.org - Resources for Teachers - Life Science - Plants
http://www.teacherhelp.org/lesson6.htm

The Express Page
http://www.expage.com/xcurriculumandtechnology

The Flower Expert - Growing Flowers - Marigolds - Interesting Information
http://www.theflowerexpert.com/content/growingflowers/flowersandseasons/marigolds

The Math Forum
http://mathforum.com/electronic.newsletter/mf.intnews6.32.html
"This garden site deals with the planning of the garden, such as where it will be placed, what will be planted, and when planting will happen. Younger students will particularly enjoy "You Are the Ruler," an activity for using parts of their bodies to measure the depth of plantings, or the distance between plantings."

The Math Forum @ Drexel
http://mathforum.org/library/view/19442.html
"A garden site that deals with the planning of a garden: where it will be placed, what will be planted, and when planting will happen. Younger students use parts of the body to measure the depth of plantings or the distance between plantings. More information is included in a Teacher's Guide."

The Math Forum @ Drexel University
http://mathforum.org/library/view/19442.html
"A garden site that deals with the planning of a garden: where it will be placed, what will be planted, and when planting will happen. Younger students use parts of the body to measure the depth of plantings or the distance between plantings."

The Potted Learning Pages (UK)
http://www.happychild.org.uk/pottedlearning/index.htm

The WelchWrite Company
http://welchwrite.com/agn/blog/archive/2003_08_10_agn.asp
"A Guide to the World of Fun and Clever Gardening. This site is a great introduction to gardening for kids. It includes activities, information and a teacher's guide on how to integrate gardening into the classroom."

UCI Summer Science Institute - The Reproduction of Flowering Plants - Task 5 - Create a Garden
http://www.can-do.com/uci/ssi2001/floweringplants.html

UNC School of Information and Library Science
http://www.ils.unc.edu/dpr/path/gardening/

Univ of Nebraska Cooperative Extension
http://www.southernplains.unl.edu/youth

University of California Cooperative Extension - San Mateo-San Francisco Counties - Links
http://cesanmateo.ucdavis.edu/Custom_Program/JUST_FOR_KIDS.htm

University of California Monterey Bay Master Garderners
http://groups.ucanr.org/mbmg/Gardening_for_Kid's/

University of Delaware Cooperative Extension
http://ag.udel.edu/extension/4h/projects/4HProjects.htm

University of Florida Extension - Lawn & Garden - Getting Started - Basics - Other Sites
http://solutionsforyourlife.ufl.edu/lawn_and_garden/getting_started/basics.html

University of Missouri Extension
http://muextension.missouri.edu/jasper/youth/projects2.htm

University of Nebraska Cooperative Extension - Lancaster County
http://lancaster.unl.edu/4h/fun/
"Learn how to plan, nurture and enjoy the benefits of a beautiful flower or vegetable garden. (University of Illinois)"

University of North Carolina - SILS Digital Project Repository - Gardening -
http://ils.unc.edu/dpr/path/gardening/

University School of Milwaukee Lower School - Library
http://lower.usm.k12.wi.us/library/Library/sk_page.htm
"A fun and clever guide to the world of gardening."

University-and-college
http://www.university-and-college.info/dir/Kids_and_Teens/Sports_and_Hobbies/Gardening/index.cgi
"Shows how gardening can be fun and covers the basics of planning, tools needed, and plant care."

UT Extension Tennessee 4-H
http://www.utextension.utk.edu/4h/projects/horticulture.htm

Vaughan Public Libraries
http://www.vaughanpl.com/kidzone/funzone/kidslinks.php?SpecificSubjectId=147&SpecificSubjectName=Gardening

Vermont Leaf
http://www.sover.net/~jilmac/vtgardenclub/JilMac_VtLeaf_GardenLinks.htm
"The University of Illinois, a USDA growing zone 5 area, sponsors My First Garden"

Whitman-Hanson School District - Grade Three - Science - Teacher Guide - Plants
http://www.whrsd.org/uploaded/documents/District/Curriculum_Guides/Science/ES/GR_3_Science_Guide.doc

Woodlawn School - Wiki - Second Grade - Science
https://woodlawnschool.pbworks.com/2nd+Grade+Science

Woodlawn Schools - Second Grade Science - Resources
https://woodlawnschool.pbworks.com/2nd-Grade-Science

www.interactiva.org
http://www.interactiva.org/Di/English/Gardening/Kids_and_Teens/Sports_and_Hobbies/
"Shows how gardening can be fun and covers the basics of planning, tools needed, and plant care."

 

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