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Grow! Plant Your Garden

PlantYourGardenBrowse GEF's resources for planting different types of plants by clicking the links to the right!

Planting a garden is one of those activities that manages to reach even the most seemingly unreachable kids. The investment involved in tending to young crops creates a relationship between your students and the plot of land (or an 8" pot, it makes no difference!).

When kids learn to grow for themselves, they are meaningfully connecting with nature, and learning important skills in the process. Meanwhile, a whole new selection of food choices will be folded into their lives. With the excitement of growing food comes the excitement of eating it, and nothing in a supermarket compares to the taste of sugar snap peas or ruby-red cherry tomatoes plucked off the vine. Kids can't get enough and compare them to candy...you may just have to see it for yourself to believe it.

For information on growing specific vegetables, please see our Vegetable Planting Guide.