Help a Sister Out: Garden Companions

This Help a Sister Out: Garden Companions lesson plan also includes:

Explore Native American gardening traditions with a lesson on companion planting. Based on the concept that certain crops grow better when planted near other specific crops, kids research the gardening method with background links and by planting their own vegetables.

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Instructional Ideas

  • A great addition to your unit about Native American traditions and culture
  • If you don't have a class garden, bring in samples of some of the crops for kids to taste after discussing their growing compatibility 
Pros

  • Provides several helpful worksheets, including a very interesting list of which crops thrive when planted near each other (or far from each other)
  • Background links are a good start if you want your class to complete further research
Cons

  • None
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