Slow Food USA is currently developing our Good, Clean and Fair School Garden Curriculum. "Good" means enjoying the pleasures of healthy and delicious food,"Clean" is gardening for sustainability, and "Fair" indicates producing food that respects economic and social justice.
The "Good" curriculum consists of an introduction and two chapters. Chapter 1 is titled “Sensory Education” and Chapter 2 is titled “Kitchen Tools and Skills.” Download the complete "Good" curriculum with the Intro (3.9 MB, 139 pages) or simply click on the covers below to view/download.
You can also purchase a hard copy of the Good Curriculum.
The "Clean" curriculum consists of a short introduction and two chapters. Chapter 1 is titled “Basic Garden Skills and Knowledge” and Chapter 2 is titled “A Slow Food Garden.” Download the complete "Clean" curriculum (20.5 MB, 262 pages) or simply click on the covers below to view/download.
You can also purchase a hard copy of the Clean Curriculum.
Our goal is to provide a different kind of approach to student engagement, one that is rooted in the Slow Food values of Good, Clean, and Fair food for all. We engage children around the food itself, rather than only embedding garden lessons in traditional classroom curriculum. We certainly believe that using the garden as a laboratory for courses such as science and social studies is a worthy enterprise, and we want to encourage its continuation. However, as Slow Food, we also want to encourage teachers and volunteers to use their garden to teach children about:
1. Where food comes from
2. What real food tastes like
3. How to grow and harvest fresh produce in an environmentally friendly way
4. How food connects to culture and community
We want to hear from YOU! We would love to learn about your experiences using our curriculum or other resources from our website. Please share stories, photos, and feedback by emailing us!