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Community Garden Inventory: Garden Hike

Source Institutions

    American Community Gardening Association

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Community Garden Inventory: Garden Hike

In this field trip, learners visit a community garden, take a tour, and interview the gardener. In-depth lesson plans include guidelines for how to prepare for the trip, from logistics to discussions with youth. A comprehensive inventory form focuses learner observations during the tour. The collected information can be uploaded to the Garden Mosaics site if all the proper forms for permissions have been filled out. Cartoon-like instruction sheets are kid-friendly. Supplementary pages in both English and Spanish provide a history of U.S. community gardening, and the PDF versions have extension activities.

Quick Guide

Preparation Time:
1 to 2 hours

Learning Time:
4 to 24 hours

Estimated Materials Cost:
$1 - $5 per group of students

Age Range:
Ages 8 - 18

Resource Types:
Activity, Field Trip



  • Engineering and Technology
    • Engineering
      • Agricultural Engineering
  • Life Sciences
    • Diversity of Life
      • Plants
  • The Nature of Science
    • The Scientific Process
      • Gathering Data

Informal Categories

  • Gardening
  • Nature and Environment
  • Outdoor Activity
  • Physical Activity


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see
  • read
  • hear
  • be mobile


Components that are part of this resource:

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Access Rights:

  • Free access


  • College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Cornell University

Source Collection:

  • Science After School Consumer's Guide

Funding Sources:

  • National Science Foundation Informal Science Education Program, ESI 0125582
  • College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Cornell University


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