USBG Greenhouse Manual

By the National Center for Appropriate Technology in collaboration with the United States Botanic Garden and City Blossoms


This greenhouse manual is an easy-to-use guide designed to help educators with access to educational greenhouses. Whether planting gardens, growing for Farm to School programs, or integrating plant science into an existing curriculum, this manual has answers that educators need.

Developed in a partnership between NCAT, the United States Botanic Garden (USBG) and City Blossoms, the manual helps educators maximize the potential of new and existing school greenhouses. It opens with a basic explanation of greenhouses and continues with how to integrate their 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.

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