Lessons in Organic Gardening

color pencils

Here you’ll find some simple ideas for teaching elementary and middle school-aged children about life in the garden.  Simple, straightforward, these information sheets can help you teach kids how to grow their own vegetables.  Topics range from seed to harvest, companion planting to crop rotation.  Many lessons contain similar information, so browse through and pick the ones that work best for you.

Enjoy, make comments, feel free to print–but above all–Share the adventure of gardening with a child! 

Note:  Lessons are organized from basic to more advanced.  I found children learn at their own pace, so lessons are organized by general grade and complexity of subject matter. 


Kindergarten coloring pages:

Plants Love Worms

Plants eat N-P-K

Cold Weather

I Saved my Seeds!

Sunflower coloring page

Tomato and Basil are friends in the garden

Elementary (LE = lower elementary, UE = upper elementary):

 Starting from Seed_LE

My Seed Journal

Starting from Seed_UE

Starting from Seed_UE_Quiz

Companion planting_LE

Companion planting_UE

Companion planting_UE_Quiz

Feed What You Grow_LE

Feed What You Grow_UE

Feed What You Grow_UE_Quiz

Organic Pest Control_LE

Organic Pest Control_UE

Planting an Organic Garden

Planting an Organic Garden Quiz

Caring for your garden

Crop Rotation Basics

Crop Rotation Basics Quiz

Organic Mulch Basics

Terms to Know

Garden Term Quiz

Harvest Tips

Garden Expert Questionnaire

Garden Expert Questionnaire_Answers

Scientific elements in the Garden

Scientific Elements Quiz

Cold Weather and Your Plants

Middle school:

Organic Gardening Essentials

Organic Gardening Essentials Quiz

Companion Planting

Companion Planting Quiz

Organic Fertilizers

Organic Fertilizers Quiz

Scentsible Pest Control

Scentsible Pest Control Quiz

Compost 101

Crop Rotation


  1. Jonathan
    Oct 20, 2013 @ 23:16:43

    Wonderful ideas you’ve shared that could also be done at home. A really wonderful time bonding with kids.

    I’m also sharing some images and sharing tips on gardening and stuff, it is like a social site and it is http://happyhouseandgarden.com/


    • gardenfrisk
      Oct 22, 2013 @ 21:03:03

      Thanks! Will take a look…


  2. Sarah
    Mar 22, 2016 @ 10:32:23

    Thanks so much!! This is just what I was looking for! <3


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