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Read as You Grow: Introduction Video

Bring your garden to life with Big Green and Readers to Eaters and the Read as you Grow project.

While Planting


Our School Garden


Plant your garden! Use the Farmer’s Almanac to find the predicted the best time to plant in your region based on your local climate, just enter your city or zip code.


Review THIS lesson and teach students how to write a haiku.

  • Food Literacy Journal: Students write garden themed haiku’s in their journals.

  • In the Garden: Have students write their haiku in the garden, and then discuss how writing in the garden made it easier or harder to write a poem about the garden? Maybe compare writing indoors and outdoors.


Invite teachers and families to harvest product from the garden with you and your students.