Portable School Gardens: Port-A-Plant

The researcher implemented a portable garden guidebook that can be used by school sites in all areas and specifically urban school settings. This allows for all students and teachers to be involved in a garden regardless of the space available at the school site. Provided with resources readily available, the guidebook presents teachers and administration with a useful tool to administer a school garden. The guidebook has been created to provide teachers with information to determine which garden works best for their specific school site. With the portable garden, the cart can be pushed into and out of the classroom so that all students in any settings can gain access to the materials. Included in the guidebook there is curriculum, resources, and assessments, for teachers that are arranged to include interactions between those involved with the garden. In meeting the needs for students the portable garden guidebook allows for multiple opportunities for students to gain access to the curriculum as well as hands on learning options.