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Environmental and Sustainability Education

Learning Garden Resources

What follows is a collection of resources to help others find information on the educational garden movement.  Resources related to specific gardens at OISE can be found on each garden's webpage.


Center for Ecoliteracy

Green Thumbs Growing Kids
Life Lab
Ontario EcoSchools
Ontario Society for Environmental Education (OSEE)
School Garden Network (Canada)
Sustain Ontario
TD Friends of the Environment Foundation
WWF Canada Green Community School Grants

Print Resources

Blair, D. (2009). The child in the garden: An evaluative review of the benefits of school gardening. Journal of Environmental Education, 40(2), 15-38.

Bucklin-Sporer A., & Pringle, R. K. (2010). How to grow a school garden: A complete guide for parents and teachers. Portland, Oregon: Timber Press

Campbell, H. (2013).  Landscape and Child Development: A Guide for Early Years-Kindergarten Play-Learning Environments. TDSb and Evergreen
Gaylie, V. (2009). The learning garden: Ecology, teaching, and transformation. New York: Peter Lang. 
Gaylie, V. (2011). Roots and research in urban school gardens. New York: Peter Lang.
Grant, T., & Littlejohn, G. (Eds.). (2001). Greening school grounds: Creating habitats for learning. Gabriola Island, BC: New Society Publishers.
Nelson, E. (2012). Cultivating outdoor classrooms: Designing and implementing child-centered learning environments. St. Paul, Minnesota: RedLeaf Press.
O’Brien, D. (Ed.). (2010). Gardening - Philosophy for everyone: Cultivating wisdom. Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell.

Berlinic, K.  School Community Gardens: School Ground Greening

Groso, P. & Crewe, J. Project Greenhorn: Community Gardening  www.usask.ca/cuisr/sites/default/files/Project%20Greenhorn%20-%20Community%20Gardening.pdf

Thorp, L. (2006). The pull of the earth: Participatory ethnography in the school garden. Lanham, MD: Altamira.

Williams, D. R., & Brown, J. D. (2012). Learning gardens and sustainability education: Bringing life to schools and schools to life. New York: Routledge

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