MyGarden - Michigan 4

MyGarden
Nutrition Education Curriculum
Gardens and Nutrition Education in your School
Connecting to the 4-H Children’s Garden
Today’s talk
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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
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Norm Lownds
Associate Professor
Curator, 4-H Children’s
Gardens
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 517-355-5191 x. 1-349
Experience Plants
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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
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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.
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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.
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