Check out this resource page to jump-start your garden-based learning, and stay tuned for more information about offerings from the GROW Coalition. Remember–you can start with simple steps and grow from there. Just getting kids out to explore can help them engage more fully in learning.
For a great perspective on how to engage younger children in the outdoors, check out this article from Children, Youth and Environments: Trees Talk: Are You Listening? Nature, Narrative and Children’s Anthropocentric Place-Based Play.
And this recent article from The Atlantic summarizes new findings about the benefits of play: Recreational Play can be Far More Important than Academics.