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Dig It, Grow It, Eat It - Garden-Based Lessons on Edible Plants and Nutrition

Teaching about seeds and germination by planting herbs and flowers        photo by Anne-Marie Walker

A one-day workshop on edible plants and nutrition for third and fourth graders, led by UC Marin Master Gardeners and held at the Marin Art and Garden Center.  Students learn to identify edible plant parts and about how plants grow, including the science of pollination and propagation.

Curriculum description

Students will expand on knowledge learned in Exploring Habitats, the program for first and second graders designed to teach the concept of habitat and exploring the web of life. Dig it, Grow it, Eat it brings third and fourth grade students back to the garden to experience plants as nutritional food. The day consists of six stations:

Station 1 - Edible Plant Parts
Lesson plan

Supporting materials:
Plant Parts
Dig 'Em Up
• Snappy Stems
• Luscious Leaves
• Fabulous Flowers
• Freshest Fruits
• Supreme Seeds
• Eat 'Em Up

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Station 2 - How Plants Grow
Lesson plan

Supporting materials
Knowing Our Needs
All the Colors of the Rainbow

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Station 3 - Plant Seed Science
Lesson plan

Supporting materials
• Seed Science

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Station 4 - Plant Propagation
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Supporting materials
Room to Grow

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Station 5 - Get in the Dirt
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Supporting materials
I'm Superb Soil, Not Dirty Dirt!

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Station 6 - Plant Pollination
Lesson plan

Supporting materials
Flower Hour

If you are interested in this program, please contact UC Marin Master Gardeners Help Desk:  
Email:  HelpDesk@MarinMG.org
Call:    415.473.4204