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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 

Publicaciones de blog y videos de actividades de jardinería en español de Life Lab

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   Currículo de la cosecha del mes.  Fuente original

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

Life Lab’s Spanish Language Garden Activity Videos and Blog Posts

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. Farm to Preschool Harvest of the Month Original source at www.farmtopreschool.org

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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Life Lab

Building on Life Lab’s 40 years of experience in the school garden movement, we’ve updated and put together a series of 4 virtual courses that will guide and support educators in becoming a Life Lab-Certified School Garden Educator. 🌳At Life Lab, we believe the world needs informed, inspired, creative, and collaborative leaders, ready with the skills and the motivation they need to work for justice, sustainability, and healthy communities. And we believe that the garden is an ideal space for growing just such leaders! Now, more than ever, we need dedicated educators to lead children in cultivating a love of learning, healthy food and connection to our natural world through garden-based education. 🐝Your support makes this work possible 💚 – thank you for being a part of the Life Lab community and broader school garden movement! If you have already donated to Life Lab recently, thank you! If you haven’t yet given this year, please help us keep all of this vital work going and growing by donating now. Gifts of any size are deeply appreciated and have real impacts.www.lifelab.org/donate

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🌻 🔬 Next Generation Science in the Garden 🔬🌻 “I’m a Scientist!” exclaim students in the garden, empowered by Life Lab’s inquiry-led approach to science education. A garden is rich with teachable moments inviting observant students to experience foundational life and natural science concepts. As birds fly overhead, plants fruit or bloom or hibernate, decomposers make dirt; students learn science by observation and experience, having fun and gaining deeper academic knowledge. Life Lab’s Next Generation Science in the Garden (NGSG) curriculum is developed by teachers, piloted by garden educators and a wonderful tool for connecting academic curriculum to robust garden environments.Your support makes this work possible – thank you for being a part of the Life Lab community and broader school garden movement! NGSG Curriculum is available now! ow.ly/ATOW50HhQb4

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Thank you for supporting hands-on learning and well-being for all children and being part of the growing school garden movement! We appreciate your partnership and wish you and your loved ones a joyous holiday season.

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I’ve been a teacher educator for 15 years. I started with literacy methods, then migrated to science, but what I most love to teach is garden pedagogy. Thanks to @ucmastergardenersnapaco I was able to bring lessons I learned from @ucdstudentfarm Life Lab and @beetlesproject to Napa. From 2013-2017 the #SchoolGardenTaskForce hosted several workshops aimed at increasing the horticultural knowledge of garden educators. I found a community of like-minded folks to connect with in California. #communityconnection #gardenbasedlearning #learningfromthebest

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Readers To Eaters

#GoodReads in Spanish, incldng LAS CALABACITAS DE ZORA, translatd from Zora’s Zucchini.Also see ESPINACAS DE SYLVIA, translated from Sylvia’s Spinach, a 2020 selection.See full lists from 2019-2021: bit.ly/3rkZa5nBoth SYLVIA and ZORA, in English & Spanish, are available in #audiobooks from Live Oak Media. ..#SpanishChildrensBooks #DiverseBooks #FoodLiteracy REFORMA Reforma Los Angeles ChapterNational Association for Bilingual EducationCABE California Association for Bilingual EducationThe National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) California Association for the Education of Young ChildrenViva Farms Big Green Life Lab Common Threads Farm The Children’s Book Council ALSC – The Association for Library Service to ChildrenThe Children’s Book Guild of Washington, DCOur ’22 Best Spanish Language Picture book list comes out in January. For now, enjoy ’21 @CuentoDeLuz @charlesbridge @reforma @ALALibrary @Candlewick @kokila @BarefootBooks @ReadersToEatersbankstedu.info/3D3NBl3

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Readers To Eaters

Happy National Homemade Bread Day! November is also National Bread Month. Share Bread Lab on the science and joy of whole wheat sourdough breadmaking. bit.ly/2VQjVo7"This engaging picture book about the science and joy of making bread is named for Washington State University’s influential BreadLab and co-written by its managing director, Kim Binczewski, and agricultural scientist Bethany Econopouly. Illustrated lovingly by Hayelin Choi, this book should inspire folks of all ages to explore the world of sourdough baking."Eater SeattleSee video with Kim introducing the book and her work at the WSU Breadlab. bit.ly/3r9RIqz..#NationalHomemadeBreadDay #HomemadeBread #Bread #WholeGrain #WholeWheat #Sourdough #SourdoughStarter #Fermenation #FoodLiteracy #FoodEducation #ScienceEducation #FoodScience #PlantScience #SoilScience #Farming #CulinaryEducation #KidsCooking #FarmToSchool #AgClassroom #AgLiteracy #AITC The Bread Bakers Guild of AmericaNational Agriculture in the Classroom American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture Whole Kids Foundation Pilot Light FoodCorps Life Lab Big Green Washington Ag in the Classroom California Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom (CFAITC) California Farm to School Edible Schoolyard NYC The Edible Schoolyard Project Center for Ecoliteracy

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Kirby School

Another wonderful Community Involvement day is in the books!Some of the activities students participated in to serve our community today:* Learned and practiced land stewardship (improve biodiversity, revegetation, weed removal)* Food preparation and distribution* Resource conservation* Home construction for low income families* Care and clean up of our community’s shared spacesThank you to these amazing local organizations and groups for their continued work to better our world through the lens of environmental advocacy and social justice: Coastal Watershed CouncilSave Our ShoresHomeless Garden ProjectEvergreen CemeterySan Lorenzo Valley Native Habitat Restoration ProgramGrey BearsLife LabSecond Harvest Food Bank Santa CruzHabitat for Humanity Monterey BayReStore Santa Cruz Home Improvement Store & Donation Centerwww.facebook.com/groups/SantaCruzFoodNotBombsSanta Cruz Museum of Natural HistoryCity of Santa Cruz Parks and Recreation

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Readers To Eaters

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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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