MyGarden Nutrition Education Curriculum Gardens and Nutrition Education in your School Connecting to the 4-H Children’s Garden Today’s talk • http://4hgarden.msu.edu/talks/MyGarden.ppt My garden... Themes to engage everyone Curiosity and wonder Imagination Questions Lots of fun! “The 4-H Children’s Garden is a magical place of learning.” Kitchen Garden Chives Oregano Basil Tomato Dill Thyme Nasturtium Begonia My Favorite Foods Garden Strawberries Maple tree Potatoes Tomatoes Peanuts Chocolate mint Spaghetti squash Chives Cereal Bowl Garden Corn for Cornflakes Wheat for Wheaties Rye for bread Oats for Oatmeal Buckwheat for pancakes Sugar Beets for sugar Peter Rabbit Herb Garden Beet ‘MacGregor's Favorite’ Radish ‘French Breakfast’ Rhubarb ‘Valentine’ Mint Lemon Balm Tansy Lavender Chamomile Pizza Garden Wheat Tomato Basil Oregano Peppers Onions Marigold, “The Cheese” MyGarden Garden Ideas Drop in lesson plans (K-12) Connections Michigan 4-H Children’s Gardens Scientists Virtual Gardens MyGarden Curriculum • Gardens and nutrition • Technology integration • Multiple content areas • Science • Math • English Language Arts • Social Science Delivering MyGarden Collaborating Classrooms • Staying connected all year long • Connections to “Dr. Norm” and others • E-News • See what is happening in the 4-H Children’s Gardens • Students report on what they are doing Wonder Wall Communication tool Connect to experts (Dr. Norm) Post questions, comments, drawings and photos Moderated Expert answers kids questions Wonder Wall Jr. Plant Scientist On-line program 10 Discoveries • In-garden component • At-home component • On-line component Jr. Plant Scientist Cool Kid Plants Plant evaluation program Kids do the evaluation In-garden and on-line Cool Kid Plants Cool Kid Plants Sensitive plant Cherry tomato ‘Matt’s Wild Cherry’ Basil ‘Magical Michael’ Broom corn Chocolate Mint Pumpkin ‘Cinderella’ Pretzel Bean Purple Haze Carrot Pansy Lemon Verbena Pretzel Bean ‘Purple Haze’ Carrot Virtual Gardening Idea Seekers Gardens Virtual Gardening in a virtual kids world Gardening plus nutrition Being a good gardener (citizen) From the virtual to the real world Idea Seeker Gardening Idea Seekers Garden Making good food... Virtual Gardening How to integrate into the classroom Learning Labs Root ‘n Reward Content-based quizzes Fund raising possibilities Tonight’s assignment - “play” in your virtual garden MyGarden “experience plants and nutrition” • Real gardens • Real foods • Ongoing connections • Virtual gardens, farmers markets and cooking Contact Information • • • • • Norm Lownds Associate Professor Curator, 4-H Children’s Gardens Email: [email protected] Phone: 517-355-5191 x. 1-349 Experience Plants • • Take a piece of our garden with you Bag O’Salad Experiment Growing a salad in a bag Observing, measuring growth Harvesting Celebrating Sharing your success with us • • MyGarden is a curriculum in development. Research is ongoing to ensure the evidence base. All materials should be considered “Draft”. This material was partially funded by the State of Michigan with federal funds from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program by way of the Michigan Nutrition Network at the Michigan Fitness Foundation. USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer. The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program provides nutrition assistance to people with low income. It can help you buy nutritious foods for a better diet. To find out more contact the Michigan Food Assistance Program Hotline at (800) 481-4989. • • Co-sponsorship of a conference by the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) assumes the active participation of Department of Education staff in the planning and development of the agenda. No person shall be denied the opportunity to participate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, age, sex, marital status or disability. The conference facility must meet federal and state accessibility standards. Commercial products or services displayed or presented as a part of the conference are not considered endorsed by the MDE. In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, Room 326-W, Whitten Building, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington DC 202509410. This project has been funded at least in part with Federal funds from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The contents of this publication do not necessarily reflect the view or policies of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, nor does mention of trade names, commercial products, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.