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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


Sylvia’s Spinach (Spanish Available Las Espinacas de Sylvia)


Clean out your garden beds to prepare the garden for planting. Check that your watering method is working properly. Explore how to plant, grow and eat spinach.


Review the Writing Extension lesson on this web page. Teach your students how to identify the main idea and characters’ traits in a story.

  • In the Garden: Plant spinach seeds, or any crop that grows well in your season, with students in one garden bed

  • Spanish Resources: Click HERE for Spanish lessons and resources.


Ask teachers, students, families, and community volunteers to help water your garden during the growing season.