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Life Lab cultivates children's love of learning, healthy food, and nature through garden-based education.

 

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Redes y Herramientas Para Buscar Recursos Sobre Huertos Escolares y Educación en Nutrición

Red Internacional de Huertos Escolares una herramienta para el intercambio de experiencias, recursos e inspiración.

Big Green’s Resource Greenhouse (El Invernadero de Recursos de Big Green’s) – Recursos, Videos y Recetas educativas para el Aprendizaje Basado en Huertos Incluye “Spanish” en la barra de búsqueda. 

Base de Datos de Recursos del Equipo de Nutrición del USDA (Departamento de Agricultura de los Estados Unidos) Recursos sobre educación en nutrición, incluyendo pósters, boletines informativos para familias, y más.

Biblioteca de Recursos SNAP-Ed Recursos de educación en nutrición

Biblioteca de Recursos De la Granja a la Escuela Materiales promocionales, clases y más. Busca “Non-English Resources”

 

 

Guías y Currículum Para Huertos Escolares 

Guía Para Plantar un Huerto de Cosecha Abundante en Contenedores

Los huertos escolares como herramienta pedagógica de la Universidad de Chile

Un espacio de encuentro con la naturaleza y la enseñanza: Escuela huerto, orientaciones didácticas al docente un modelo de huerto escolar sustentable y pedagógico que fue desarrollado en 12 establecimientos educacionales de la Región Metropolitana y la Región de O’Higgins, donde participaron más de 2000 alumnos de kínder, primer y segundo año básico. 

Semillas a Ensalada es un proyecto flexible dedicado a los jóvenes, que los invita a que cultiven sus propias Ensaladas desde sus jardines

Sembremos Ciencia y Conciencia – Manual De Huertos Escolares  de LabVida

El Currículum de Ciencias de Preescolar a 5to grado de Life Lab es un currículum de ciencias basado en huertos, escrito en inglés y contiene folletos, cartas para los padres y hojas de laboratorio en español. Es el recurso escrito más a fondo que hemos visto para la enseñanza de contenidos basados en huertos para hispanohablantes. 

Comenzando es una guía de 34 páginas para comenzar un huerto escolar.

Material de apoyo en español de La Red de Escuelas de Horticultura de Wisconsin incluye:  La enseñanza en el aula de la naturaleza, ¿Hay tierra?, ¿Hay verduras?

Guía en español para comenzar un huerto escolar. También está en inglés y se encuentra en su página de recursos de huertos escolares. Este folleto de 5 páginas resalta las bases para comenzar un programa. 

Creando y Manteniendo tu Huerto Escolar. Encuentra documentos sobre lo siguiente: Guía sobre heladas en California, Lista de Herramientas del Huerto, Tabla de planeación de cultivos y Guía de Siembra, Introducción a Plantas Anuales y Perennes, Gestión del Aula de Clases en Exteriores, Principales Tipos de Camas de Cultivo, Consejos para Cosechar, y una Tabla de Diseño de Huertos Escolares. Ver las versiones en español aquí. Gracias a Ottilla Cross del Fideicomiso de Salud de Silicon Valley por la traducción de materiales adicionales. 

¿Cómo se ven los huertos escolares? Presentación de PowerPoint del taller Creando y Manteniendo tu Huerto Escolar Míralo y descárgalo aquí.

A Garden of Words/Un jardín de Palabras es un diccionario bilingüe de jardinería para programas de jardinería curriculares y extracurriculares, producido por los Maestros Jardineros de la Universidad de California del Condado de Santa Bárbara y la Universidad de California Agricultura y Recursos Naturales. 30 páginas con código de color que proveen traducciones de herramientas, medidas, conversiones, frases, y nombres de frutas y verduras. Descárgalo en 

La Guía Curricular de Nourish Middle School ofrece un rico conjunto de recursos para abrir una conversación significativa sobre comida y sostenibilidad. Tiene folletos en español para estudiantes.

Manual Básico de Jardinería Preescolar en el Sur de California del 12 de junio de 2013, Instituto de Políticas Urbanas y Ambientales, Facultad Occidental (pdf) Fuente original en 

CityBlossoms Recursos en Español incluye Nuestra Primera Cosecha: un currículum anual bilingüe de educación para la primera infancia compuesto de 30 clases relacionadas con el Huerto y la Gastronomía del Huerto. Contiene 27 recetas muy queridas. 

Manual Programa Naturalizar Educativamente, por Fundación Ilumina, cuya meta es promover el desarrollo y bienestar de niños y niñas, a través de experiencias pedagógicas y formativas en la naturaleza.

La Red Comunitaria Agroecológica creó un Currículum de la Red Internacional de Jóvenes. Un currículum en español de siete módulos que comparte las habilidades y conocimientos de su programa sobre jóvenes trabajando en programas educativos en América Latina.

La enseñanza en el aula de la naturaleza, Recibe una copia gratuita en español sobre los principios fundamentales de la Educación basada en Huertos.  

Tarjetas de Cuidado de Plantas de Oxbow Farm and Conservation Center

Videos de Valeria Churba – Actividades de plantas y jardines.

Videos y Actividades Educativos en Espanol – Partnership for Education, Agriculture & Sustainability

 

Cocinando y Educación en Nutrición

Alimentación, Comunidad y Aprendizaje: Recursos para docentes de LabVida

CityBlossoms Recursos en Español incluye Nuestra Primera Cosecha: un currículum anual bilingüe de educación para la primera infancia compuesto de 30 clases relacionadas con el Huerto y la Gastronomía del Huerto. Contiene 27 recetas muy queridas

Cookingwithkids.net Clases gratuitas sobre degustación que incluyen planes de clases, cartas historia de la comida e información sobre nutrición para los grados Preescolar-1º, 2º-3º.4º-6º. 

Recetas en español de Growing Minds

La Cosecha del Mes: Recurso Mensual para Educadores que incluye folletos para educadores, boletines para las familias y materiales promocionales para las cafeterías sobre 36 frutas y verduras diferentes. 

MiPlato: recursos en español de la USDA

Recursos sobre Educación en Nutrición del Consejo de Lechería de California 

Cartel sobre cómo lavarse las manos

Harvest for Healthy Kids (Cosecha para Niños Saludables) tiene kits informativos sobre 13 vegetales. Contienen fotos de vegetales, boletines familiares e información sobre cada vegetal. 

CA Champions for Change es donde puedes encontrar consejos rápidos y fáciles para una vida más saludable. Incluyen videos, recetas, y mucha más información

Los Materiales y Pósters sobre Educación en Nutrición del Equipo de Nutrición de la USDA incluyen lo siguiente y mucho más:

 

Herramientas de Búsqueda de Literatura

Recomendaciones de Growing Minds Farm to School sobre literatura en inglés y español para enseñar sobre jardinería, cocinar, granjas y alimentos. Escribe “Spanish” en la barra de búsqueda.

Lo que hay en nuestra Biblioteca hace mención a algunos libros en español. 

 

Música 

¡Come Bien! Eat Right! Es una colección educativa, bilingüe y encantadora de 38 canciones (19 en inglés y cada una con su versión en español) y actividades que promueven la nutrición saludable para niñ@s y adultos, realizada por el premiado autor, educador y cantante José-Luis Orozco.  Lista de videos de todas las canciones: ¡Come Bien! Eat Right! 

Banana Slugs String Band Mar y Tierra

¡Español, ciencia y diversión – todo en uno! La Tierra y el Mar incluye ocho canciones populares de las Banana Slugs en español e inglés que enseñan sobre la ciencia, los huertos y el océano. Presentado por Banana Slugs bilingüe & Michael Levy.

 

Para Producción Agrícola Y Productores Que Venden En Mercados

Ecology Action y John Jeavons han creado muchas guías sobre agricultura biointensiva en español. Descárgalas en su página de publicaciones.

El Servicio Nacional de Información sobre Agricultura Sostenible  tiene una gran colección de publicaciones en español para campesinos y productores que venden en mercados. También tienen un boletín mensual llamado Cosecha Mensual

 

 

 

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School Garden and Nutrition Education Networks and Resource Search Tools

Red Internacional de Huertos Escolares is a tool to exchange experiences, resources and inspiration.

Big Green’s Resource Greenhouse – Garden Based Learning Resources, Videos, and Recipes Include “Spanish” in the search tool.

USDA’s Team Nutrition Resource Database of nutrition education resources, includes posters, family newsletters and more.

SNAP-Ed Resource Library of nutrition education resources

National Farm to School Resource Library of promotional materials, lessons, and more.

 

 

School Garden Guides and Curricula

Guide to Plant a Container Garden with Abundant Harvest

School Gardens as a pedagogical tool University of Chile

A Space to Encounter Nature and Teaching: Garden School, educational guidelines for teachers A sustainable and pedagogical school garden model developed in 12 educational establishments in the Metropolitan and O’Higgins regions in which more than 2000 kindergarten, first and second grade students participated.

Seeds to Salad is a flexible project destined for the youth. It invites them to grow their own salads in their gardens.

Let’s Plant Science and Awareness – LabVida’s School Garden Manual

The Life Lab Science K-5 Curriculum is a garden-based science curriculum which is written in English with Spanish language handouts, parent letters, and lab pages. It is the most thorough resource that we have seen for teaching garden-based content to K-5 Spanish speakers.

Comenzando is a 34-page guide for starting a school garden.

Supporting material in Spanish from Wisconsin’s School Garden Network includes: Teaching in nature’s classroom, Is there soil?, Are there vegetables? 

LA County Master Gardeners School Garden Start Up Guide in Spanish and English found on their school gardens resource page. This 5-page handout highlights the basics for starting a program.

Creating and Sustaining Your School Garden. Find documents on the following: CA Frost Guide, Garden Tool List, Crop Planning Chart and Planting Guide, Introduction to Annual and Perennial Plants, Outdoor Classroom Management, Basic Garden Bed Types, Harvest Tips, and a Garden Design Planning Chart.  View the Spanish versions here. Thanks to Ottilla Cross from the Silicon Valley Health Trust for the translation of additional materials.

What do School Gardens Look Like? PowerPoint presentation of the Creating and Sustaining Your School Garden Workshop 

A Garden of Words/Un jardín de Palabras is a bilingual gardening dictionary for schools and after-school gardening programs, produced by the University of California Master Gardeners of Santa Barbara County and the University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources. 30 color-coded pages provide translations of tools, measurements, conversions, phrases, and fruits and vegetable names. 

The Nourish Middle School Curriculum Guide offers a rich set of resources to open a meaningful conversation about food and sustainability. They have Spanish language student handouts.

Southern California’s Basic Preschool Gardening Manual by June 12th, 2013, Urban & Environmental Policy Institute, Occidental College (pdf) Original source at 

CityBlossoms Spanish Language Resources includes Our First Harvest/Nuestra Primera Cosecha, a bilingual year-round ECE curriculum consisting of 30 garden-related lessons and Garden Gastronomy/Gastronomía del Jardín is filled with 27 beloved recipes.

Naturalizar Educativamente Program Manual , by Fundación Ilumina, whose goal is to promote the development and well-being of children, through daily pedagogical and formative experiences in nature.

The Community Agroecology Network created an International Youth Network Curriculum. A seven module Spanish language curriculum that shares their program skills and knowledge of youth working in food education programs in Latin America.

La enseñanza en el aula de la naturaleza, Receive a free copy of Teaching in Nature’s Classroom: Core Principles of Garden-Based Education in Spanish.

Plant Care Cards from Oxbow Farm and Conservation Center

Videos from Valeria Churba – Plant and garden related activities

Videos & Activities en Espanol – Partnership for Education, Agriculture & Sustainability

 

Cooking and Nutrition Education

Alimentación, Comunidad y Aprendizaje: Resources for teachers from LabVida

CityBlossoms Spanish Language Resources include Our First Harvest/Nuestra Primera Cosecha, a bilingual year-round ECE curriculum consisting of 30 garden-related lessons and Garden Gastronomy/Gastronomía del Jardín is filled with 27 beloved recipes

Cookingwithkids.net free tasting lessons include lesson plans, farmer letters, food history, and nutrition information for grades K-1, 2-3, 4-6.

Recipes in spanish from Growing Minds

Harvest of the Month Monthly Educator Resources include educator handouts, family newsletters, and cafeteria promotional materials for 36 different fruits and vegetables

USDA MiPlato Spanish Language Resources

Nutrition Education Resource Sheets from the Dairy Council of California

Handwashing Poster

Harvest for Healthy Kids has13 vegetable information kits with photos of vegetables, family newsletters and information about each vegetable.

CA Champions for Change is where you can find quick and simple tips for a healthier life. They include videos, recipes and much more information. 

Nutrition Education Materials and Posters from USDA Team Nutrition include these and others:

 

Literature Search Tools

Growing Minds Farm to School Literature recommendations in both English & Spanish to teach about gardening, cooking, farms, or food. Type “spanish” on the search bar.

What’s in our Library mentions some books in Spanish Language

 

Music

¡Come Bien! Eat Right! is a charming, educational bilingual collection of 38 songs (19 each in Spanish and English) and activities promoting healthy nutrition for children and adults by award-winning author, educator, and singer José-Luis Orozco.  Video playlist of all the ¡Come Bien! Eat Right! Songs

Banana Slugs String Band – Mar y Tierra Spanish, Science and Fun – all in one! The Earth and the Sea includes eight Banana Slugs popular songs teaching about science, gardens and the ocean in both Spanish and English. Presented by Bilingual Banana Slugs & Michael Levy.

 

 

For Agricultural Production and Market Gardeners

Ecology Action and John Jeavons have created many bio-intensive gardening guides in Spanish. Download them at their publications page.

National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service has a great collection of publications for farmers and market gardeners in Spanish. They also have a monthly newsletter called Cosecha Mensual.

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Thank you all that joined us for our Spring Benefit💚 Our esteemed guest speakers Dr Dilafruz Williams and Paco Estrada shared moving testimony to the proven impacts of school garden education. We are thankful to have the opportunity to inspire children’s love of learning, healthy food, and nature through garden based education. We are thankful for our local and national communities. We are thankful for each and every one of you! #supportschoolgardens #thewholechild #bettertogether #lifelab #interconnected #healthyfood #nature #loveoflearning #donate

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Thrilled that The Thing About Bees: A Love Letter is the SC Ag in the Classroom May Book of the Month selection, just in time for Teacher Appreciation Week and United Nations World Bee Day. (WBD info: bit.ly/3cF6i2d) See book creator Shabazz Larkin read the book on PBSThirteen WNET New York‘s "Let’s Learn." bit.ly/32LQ0S0..#Bees #Pollinators #Pollination #SaveTheBees #GiveBeesAChance #BeeFear #BeeLove #AgClassroom #AgLiteracy #AITC #FarmToSchool #TeacherAppreciationWeek #WorldBeeDay #SchoolGarden #GardenEducation #EnvironmentalEducation #ClimateEducation #OutdoorEducation #EnvironmentalDiversity #DiverseBooksNational Agriculture in the Classroom American Farm Bureau Foundation for AgricultureNC Farm Bureau "Ag in the Classroom"California Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom (CFAITC) Washington Ag in the Classroom The Bee Cause Project South Carolina 4-H Youth Development Clemson Extension School & Community GardeningSouth Carolina 4-H Youth Development South Carolina State Library Charleston County Public LibraryLife Lab Big Green Pilot Light FoodCorpsHAPPY TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK! {Read through our post for giveaway info!}It’s already May, and you know what the new month brings – a NEW featured book of the month! Shabazz Larkins’ "The Thing About Bees" is a wonderful tribute to the bees that pollinate the foods we love to eat. Check out our lesson plan here: www.scfb.org/book-of-the-monthALSO – this is your last chance to sign up for our "All About Bees" workshop TOMORROW! us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZItc-qoqT4iGtF9ZoqqLnlWDGx4q2Cn-1CfAND LAST, but certainly not least, a giveaway for a deserving teacher! Every day this week we will post a giveaway for Teacher Appreciation Week. Today’s prize will be a free subscription for one year to our Ag Book of the Month program. Comment below with your school and grade level to enter today’s drawing!

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Celebrating last day of National Poetry Month and National Garden Month with "I Am A Farmer" from A Moose Boosh: A Few Choice Words About Food by Shabazz Larkin. bit.ly/3cKEucz• "Readers and eaters are taken on a comical romp through the world of food using poetry and a visual feast of photographs enhanced with playful doodles."— American Library Association Notable Children’s Book• "Varied in style and tone —much like food itself—the witty, quirky poems take on many different topics . . . This is a charming and original book that should start some quality conversation about food."—School Library Journal..#NationalGardenMonth #NationalPoetryMonth #FoodPoetry #FoodPoem #IAmAFarmer #Farming #UrbanFarmer #YoungFarmer #FoodLiteracy #FoodEducation #FarmToSchool #AgClassroom #AgLiteracy #AITC #DiverseBooks National Agriculture in the ClassroomAmerican Farm Bureau Foundation for AgricultureNational Farm to School NetworkFoodCorps Pilot Light Common Threads Big Green Harlem Grown Green Bronx Machine DC Grown The Food Trust Detroit Hives Ron Finley Brown Bookshelf The Family Dinner Project Whole Kids Foundation The Bee Cause Project Life LabClemson Extension School & Community GardeningThe Edible Schoolyard Project Edible Schoolyard NYC Laurie M. Tisch Center for Food, Education & Policy

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Join me tomorrow for an inspiring celebration of the beautiful impacts and interconnections cultivated through school gardens. This one hour zoom fundraiser begins at 11🌱Please give as you can. #supportschoolgardens #schoolgardeneducation #LifeLab Life Lab 🌻 register at www.LifeLab.org/spring-benefit

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🌸 Growing Gardens of Hope! 🌸We are so excited for Life Lab’s Spring Benefit Brunch this Saturday at 11am! We are delighted to share our guest speakers: Dilafruz Williams and Francisco “Paco” Estrada, who will speak on the interconnected relationships cultivated through school garden education and the healing, inspirational impact on students, families, and our broader community.Dr. Dilafruz Williams is Professor and co-founder of Leadership for Sustainability Education. Dilafruz’s recent research has focused extensively on garden-based education – its conceptualization and effectiveness in engagement of children and youth that enhances their holistic and academic learning. She directs the NSF-funded project: Science in the Learning Gardens. She has studied school gardens across 12 states in the USA and in many countries across continents. Dilafruz’s passion for gardens is evident in her own delight and engagement with soil and life in its multitude of manifestations of wonders and mystery. 🌱 Register today! 🌱lifelab.org/spring-benefit/

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The Life Lab Spring Benefit Brunch Menu is available now! 🌻 Choose from selected items provided by our generous community partners @charlie_hong_kong @newleafcmarket @companionbakeshop @steamerlanesupply 🌱Limited inventory available! Purchase at LifeLab.org/spring-benefit/#menu

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Happy Earth Day, National Environmental Education Week and National Garden Month!Good read for young environmentalists & gardeners: Zora’s Zucchini and the Spanish edition, LAS CALABACITAS DE ZORA. bit.ly/3eCjEOh"We’ll never make headway with the pressing environmental issues of our time—such as climate change, community-building and food waste—without brilliant, fun little books like Zora’s Zucchini."—EcoConsumer • See author Katherine Pryor read the book with conversation starter on food waste. bit.ly/3eRGH7m• Check out Pilot Light‘s new lesson plan for the book, with theme on "Sharing Food with Our Community" for Early Childhood and K – 2 English Language Arts. bit.ly/3gtKRG8• Hear LAS CALABACITAS DE ZORA, new in audiobook from Live Oak Media. bit.ly/32Hc9k5..#EarthDay #NationalEnvironmentalEducationWeek #NationalGardenMonth #ClimateActionMonth #EnvironmentalEducation #GardenEducation #KidsGardening #ClimateAction #FoodShare #FoodWaste #FoodLiteracy #FoodEducation #EarlyChildhood #LanguageArts #FarmToSchool #SchoolGarden #AgClassroom #AgLiteracy #AITC #WIC #SNAPEdJunior Master Gardener Program The American Horticultural Society Life Lab FoodCorps KidsGardening.org The Edible Schoolyard Project Whole Kids Foundation Chef Ann FoundationNational WIC Association California WIC Association

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Life Lab provides truly inspiring training. Their breadth of experience, joy for teaching, and commitment to sharing knowledge highlight the best practices in food and garden education.
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Terry had another awesome two weeks at Life Lab. I think he learns more there than in any other part of his year. School is great, but he’s passionate (and often dogmatic) about what he learns there.
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