New farmers — or farmers looking for more profitable enterprises — can start turning their dreams into reality with the help of a new online course offered by the Northeast Beginning Farmer Project, part of the Cornell Small Farms program.
In addition to the video clips and lesson plan we have a variety of other online resources for you to use at home or in the classroom.
Cornell Garden-Based Learning - Seed to Salad (Grades 3-5)
Sciences of Life Explorations - Harvesting the Garden (Grades 4-5)
Sciences of Life Explorations: Through Agriculture - The Right Plants, The Right Place (Grades 4-5)
Cornell University Department of Horticulture Garden Based Learning Program - Sustainable Gardening Practices (Grades 4-6) http://blogs.cornell.edu/garden/files/2009/07/Sustainable-gardening-practices.pdf
Learning to Give - Building a Mini-Park and Bird Sanctuary (Multiple Grade Levels)
Cornell Garden-Based Learning publications are developed as stand-alone curriculum guides. Although target ages are indicated for each publication, all of these materials were developed with the goal of being adaptable for both younger and older audiences. They are useful in school curricula, after-school programs, home schooling, as well as community and youth gardening programs. (Multiple Grade Levels)
New York Agriculture in the Classroom
What is Sustainable Agriculture? Cornell University, SARE Publication
These lesson plans were compiled to assist teachers in using Small Farm Rising in the classroom. The plans were selected for students in grades 3 through 12 with adaptations. Jane Owens, Director of Education and Outreach at Mountain Lake PBS supervised the creation of the educational outreach project. Barbara Napper complied the lesson plans.