Resources

JUST THE FACTS

Below is a list of resources to support your educational garden projects!

Check out our spiffy new fundraising toolkit! It includes all you need to start raising money to cover your garden costs, whether you are establishing a new garden, or expanding an existing garden. You’ll find tools to help you estimate costs, letter templates for seeking sponsorship from local businesses, lists of relevant funding agencies, tips of writing winning grant applications, and much more!

Fundraising for your Organic School Garden: A Guide

Want to know what’s involved in building the raised bed gardens that GUO has helped establish in schools? It’s all here! Costs, sources of materials, and general tips…

Building Raised Bed Gardens with GUO

Supplies, Costs and Estimates

Placing your garden

We know how important it is to link your organic school garden to the Ontario curriculum. The garden can be a powerful tool for meeting learning objectives across disciplines. We have assembled the curriculum links from our own workshops into this document and hope it can serve to help you link your own lessons to the garden.

Curriculum Connections

This two-page document can be distributed to summer volunteers. It outlines how to take care of the garden in the summer, including when to water, how to weed and what pests to watch out for. It also includes instructions for harvesting and contact information for GUO in case your volunteers need extra support.

Summer Garden Maintenance Instructions

Strawberry Plant information

Strawberry Magic

Seed Information Resource

The importance of local and sustainable seeds / seed type (heirloom, open pollinated, hybrids, gmos) / what is a variety?

Local Seed Growers and Events

A list of seed growers and providers in the Ottawa area, along with resources and community events. 

School Garden Guide

This garden companion was created to provide gardening support for educators and learners. It is intended as a helpful resource for organic school gardens, as it covers a wide range of subjects.