NCAT and Partners Release Greenhouse Manual
NCAT, the United States Botanic Garden, and City Blossoms are proud to release their new Greenhouse Manual: An Introductory Guide for Educators.
The manual is an easy-to-use guide designed to help educators with access to educational greenhouses. The manual has answers to questions about:
- planting gardens,
- growing for Farm to School programs, and
- integrating plant science into an existing curriculum.
The goal of the manual is to help educators maximize the potential of new and existing school greenhouses. It opens with a basic explanation of greenhouses. There are explanations on how to integrate greenhouse use into classroom and out-of-classroom learning. It contains lesson plans and information on:
- greenhouse operation,
- growing plants,
- starting seeds,
- plant nutrition,
- disease and pest management,
- greenhouse budgeting, and
- succession planting.
“NCAT has been thrilled to bring our expertise to the efficient and curriculum-based use of educational greenhouses,” said Andy Pressman, NCAT Northeast Regional Director and contributing author to the manual.
The greenhouse manual can be downloaded, for free, at https://attra.ncat.org/product/usbg-greenhouse-manual/.