Literacy Lessons Inspired by Community Gardens

Seedfolks, written by Paul Fleischman, is a great book written in vignettes about a small community of people who work together to build a flourishing community garden. Each chapter is a different character telling their story from their point of view – a young girl, an immigrant, a pregnant teenagers, and seven others turn an abandoned lot into a flourishing garden.

Here are some pictures I took while walking through the garden at my local nature center and museum.  I was reminded of Seedfolks and how a garden can inspire lessons on creative writing, the environment, science, nature, and even math.


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