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

School Garden and Nutrition Education Networks and Resource Search Tools

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


Big Green’s Resource Greenhouse – Garden Based Learning Resources, Videos, and Recipes


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 Curriculum

Guia para plantar un huerto de cosecha abundante en contenedores


Los huertos escolares como herramienta pedagógica de la Universidad de Chile


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 and Conciencia – Manual De Huertos Escolare s para docentes

from LabVida


The Life Lab Science K-5 Curriculum is a garden-based science curriculum which is in 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.


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?


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 Feature 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 View and download it here.


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. Download at


Seed to Salad, developed by Ithaca’s Children Garden in NY, is an after-school or winter-spring school-based program for sowing, growing, and eating a salad.


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.


Básico Manual de Jardinería Preescolar en el Sur de California by June 12th, 2013, Urban & Environmental Policy Institute, Occidental College (pdf) Original source at


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

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.


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


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.



Cooking and Nutrition Education

Alimentación, Comunidad y Aprendizaje: Recursos para docentes

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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 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 recursos en espanol


MiPlato En Casa


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 es donde puedes encontrar consejos rápidos y fáciles para una vida más saludable.Incluyen videos, recetas, y mucho mas informacion


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

Dig In! en Casa is a Spanish language version of Dig In! at Home, the parent booklet that accompanies the Dig In! curriculum for 5th and 6th grades.


Nutrition and Wellness Tips for Young Children: Provider Handbook for the Child and Adult Care Food Program Less of a garden guide this handbook shares information related to promoting nutrition education and serving healthy foods.



Literature Search Tools


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





¡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

Español, la ciencia, y la diversión – todo arrollado en uno! Presentado por Banana Slug bilingüe, Michael Levy, La Tierra Y El Mar tiene ocho canciones populares de las Banana Slugs en ambos español e inglés.

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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