Ideas & Links
Welcome to Integrating Horticulture into the Elementary School Curriculum!
This site was created to accompany a
Virginia Tech, graduate-level summer class that is offered to teachers throughout the state.
The purpose of the class and this site is to show you how horticulture can be used to enhance and strengthen
classroom curriculum. Horticultural activities and school gardens are excellent interdisciplinary teaching tools that
provide hands-on learning opportunities. Research and experience have shown us that gardening can make a positive
impact on students' knowledge, skills, attitudes and behaviors. This site provides information and links for teachers,
parents and volunteers interested in creating new or adding to existing classroom horticulture activities and gardens.