EGC Resources — Activities

Scroll down to find home-based activities, group activities (camps, workshops, etc.), books, podcasts, and online resources all designed to help engage kids with gardening- and agriculture-based learning.

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Home-Based Activities

Empress of Dirt – How to Grow Veggies from Kitchen Scraps – Great, no-cost activity to help kids understand how all their produce comes from the garden!

Junior Master Gardener – Kid Zone – Hosted by Texas A&M Extension, this site provides a free multi-level program of coordinated activities. Activities – Provides extensive list of activities for all ages, with materials lists, estimated duration and instructions.

Group Activities

Day Camps

LifeLab Day Camp (Santa Cruz, CA)

The Heal Project Camp (El Granada, CA) – Campers will plant, harvest, cook, hike, discover, craft, laugh and learn during our farm-based camps. Through discovering the wonder of the natural world around us, campers build a deeper connection to nature, themselves and each other.


The Gardener (Sarah Stewart)

Katie’s Cabbage (Katie Stagliano)

The Last Stop on Market Street (Matt de la Peña)

Maddi’s Fridge (Lois Brandt)

Salad Pie (Wendy BooydeGraaff)

The Ugly Vegetables (Grace Lin)