Garden Educational Material

In these times where schools are not allowing traditional garden classes, we are working hard to provide valuable information and engaging lessons to teachers, students and parents.

Subscribe to be notified of specific garden lessons that we’ll be releasing as we finish development.  It’s not the same as having a trained garden educator but garden learning is fun and gives students great outdoor activities.

Until then, you can enjoy our educational videos below.  You can choose your topic by selecting the top right corner and seeing the whole playlist.

And read our educational posts from the past at the bottom of this page.

If you are enjoying our lessons, please consider a subscription or single donation.

Mahalo for trying our 2 learning platforms.  Please pick your grade level and try each.  Content should be the same but will look different.  We’ve made assumption that for both, teachers may need to download data to share with students.

  1. Google Classroom – teachers will be students but material is in an interface that many of you know. Login with any google account (not sure DOE will work?) 
  2. Our “Stacker” interface – You will need to register for an account and do email confirmation  but it is pretty easy. Once you are in, it is a nice interface with extra’s and searchability.

PROCEED TO THE Grade level interface of your choice.

We will not be maintaining both of these interfaces so make sure at end to let us know your preferences through this SURVEY LINK.

 

Lesson from the Garden: Phototropism

What is Phototropism? Tropism is a growth response between a plant and an external stimulus. The stimulus could be weather, touch, time, gravity or light. A positive response is indicated by growth toward a stimulus and a negative response is indicated by growth away...

Math Matters in the Garden

Math Matters in the Garden

Measuring Perimeter, Area & Volume / Inspiring Entrepreneurial Minds  This week, third and fourth graders at Kihei Elementary School and Wailuku Elementary School practiced measuring perimeter, area and volume in the garden to determine quantities of soil and...

Soil Building with Cover Crops

Soil Building with Cover Crops

The hottest summer months in Kihei are tough on most garden plants, but it’s a great time to introduce cover crops for improving soil health and preparing for the next planting season. These crops also serve as great tools to teach students about nitrogen and its role...