Chicago Summer Garden Resources

The summer garden features exciting and delicious food, but it can be tricky to maintain a garden over the summer in a school setting. To make things as easy as possible, Big Green has developed a number of resources to help schools plant, grow, water, and harvest a variety of themed summer crops. Check out the resources below, including how-to videos, classroom tasting activities, lesson plans, and more. As always, if you have questions as you approach the summer season or would like additional support throughout the summer months, feel free to reach out to your Garden Educator!

Planting & Growing:


Harvesting & Eating

Summer Garden Classroom Lessons




           High School


Happy Growing!