There are a whole myriad of ways in which the whole curriculum can be delivered through school gardening. Here is just a short list of examples of school gardening activities:
Learning about plant names and spelling them. Communication. Producing a school garden newsletter.
Counting seeds and plants. Measuring plant heights. Using fractions and percentages of the number of seeds that germinate.
Investigating what plants need in order to grow. Observing the life cycle of a plant. Recording the changes in plants through the seasons. Making weather observations through the seasons. Creating habitats for wildlife and watching the results. Carry out sustainable activities i.e. composting and producing organic fertilizer.
Studying the water cycle and weather pattern.
Information & Communication Technology
Making scale drawings of the garden. Imputing data on the computer to produce graphs and charts. Investigating topics on the internet. Uploading gardening news on to the school website.
Study of plants and their uses historically for eating, medicine and making dyes etc. Studies of gardening through history i.e. dig for history campaign.
Harvesting food and learning how to cook it. Discovering the different tastes of freshly grown food. Nutrition and food awareness.