Websites About Native Plants:

Sealaska Heritage Curriculum: excellent units prepared on traditional foods, medicines, materials and their ecosystems.

Wild Foods & Medicines: includes information on native plants and indigenous native plant and garden projects in the Pacific Northwest (USA).


Websites About  the Garden:

USC Canada- Resources for Educators page: includes Sow and Save- classroom and garden seed activities for elementary school students.

Evergreens Teachers Corner: resources for teachers engaging with students outdoors.

Garden Books & Educational Manuals

The Book of Gardening Projects for Kids: 101 Ways to Get Kids Outside, Dirty and Having Fun. Whitney Cohen and John Fisher. 2012.

Lifecycles Project Society: Resources for Teachers (links to pdfs below)

Creating an Outdoor Classroom 2013  This manual is an in-depth look at how to create a school garden as an outdoor classroom; what steps to take and how to plan the school year to get the most out of the garden.

Food Security-into-Drama Workshops  This manual focus on Gr. 4-6 students on ‘Vancouver Island’, with specific workshops relating to food security and supply often integrating songs and drama.

Patterns Through the Seasons  This manual provides lesson plans and matches up learning objectives and grade specific garden lessons for grades kindergarden through 7, throughout the school year).

Teacher Gram – Sustainable Agriculture

Where in the World Does Your Food Come From?

Other Books and Print Resources

About Native Plants:

Saanich Ethnobotany: Culturally Important Plants of the W̱SÁNEĆ People. Nancy Turner and Richard Hebda. 2012

Edible & Medicinal Plants of the Northwest. J Duane Sept. 2014.

The Standing People: Wild Medicinal Plants of British Columbia. Kahlee Keane. 2015.

Edible Wild Plants: Wild Foods from Dirt to Plate. John Kallas. 2010.

Food Plants of Coastal First Peoples. Nancy Turner. 1995.