Nova Scotia School Garden Resource Guide

The Nova Scotia School Garden Resource Guide is a tool to help teachers and school staff design, resource and build a garden that can be used to meet curriculum outcomes. This guide is suitable for multiple subjects and grade levels, and is also available in French.

School gardens are a valuable educational tool and lessons learned in the garden can have long-lasting effects on student wellbeing. Gardening encourages active engagement and accommodates a wide variety of learning styles in a hands-on, healthy, outdoor setting.

The Nova Scotia School Garden Resource Guide includes:

  • a 76-page resource document with background information on gardening
  • information about how to start, maintain and harvest your garden
  • information about preparing soil for plant growth
  • information about which plants to grow
  • guidance on sourcing materials and plants
  • instructions for planting various types of plants
  • connections to curriculum outcomes for primary grades to grade 12 as well as suggested activities

Download the guide

Anyone can download the guide and there is no cost to participate in this program.

Contact Information

Agriculture Education Office
74 Research Drive
Bible Hill, NS
B6L 2R2
Phone: 902-893-6575