Rutabaga grew out of an elementary school garden program and was developed primarily to make it easier for schools to integrate this modern enrichment program. Teachers, volunteers and/or parents can use the scripted lessons to prep and lead from week to week; with thoughtful tie-ins to grade-level standards in nutrition, math, science, geography, and more.
Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards
The Rutabaga Education Curriculum includes Common Core and NGSS within the lessons, bringing cross-curricular content to life and reinforcing material taught within other subject areas.
- Cross-Curriculum: includes STEAM, NGSS, Common Core, Nutrition, Environmental Responsibility, Collaboration, and Hands-on learning.
- Proven Curriculum: provides an accessible Structure for any new or existing garden program.
- Community Building: "An impactful garden program builds community and school pride; Rutabaga Education Curriculum has given our elementary school a Tremendous framework for students and parents to participate in year after year!" -Maria Fowler, Principal, Silver Gate Elementary
- Scaffolded instruction: lesson Content Builds from week to week, from season to season, and year to year.
Complete 3 Book Set
The grade-level full year set is recommended to gain the benefit of scaffolded instruction.