FoodPrints Curriculum

Goodbye Winter, Hello Spring


Growing Food Through the Seasons

Standards Alignment:

DC Early Learning Standards

Grade Level:



Spring / March


The purpose of this lesson is for students to explore the differences between winter and spring gardens and the food they produce. Students will observe the size, shape, color and weight of winter vegetables. Students will plant spring seeds and seedlings for the school garden, and use seed catalogs to plan a spring garden.

Big Idea

We eat different vegetables from the garden in winter and spring.

Guiding Questions

  • What are the differences between winter and spring gardens?
  • Why is it important for gardeners and farmers to plan ahead?

Instructional video geared for teachers to support teaching this lesson