Plants: Herb Gardening
These sites focus on herb gardening. There are gardening tips and planting activities for kids. Includes hands-on experiments, lesson plans, classroom projects, pictures, and a garden simulation. There are also links to eThemes Resources on the History of Spices, Gardening, and Landscape Design.
BBC: Grow Your Own Herbs
This article provides benefits of herbs including healing properties and remedies. Includes tips on how to grow herbs in containers and window boxes.
BBC: Making a Container Herb Gardens
Find information on how to plant herbs in a pot and how to take care them. NOTE: The "Talk" link leads to a discussion forum.
BBC: The Productive Garden: The Herb Garden
Learn more tips for planting herbs successfully. NOTE: The "Talk" link leads to a discussion forum.
In this four-page PDF file, learn about different types of herb classification as well as how to plant herbs in containers and preserving herbs.
Herb Gardening Guide
This site provides information on how to grow herbs including their characteristics, growing tips, growing cultures, soil requirement, sun and light requirements, and more. Use left menu to navigate the site. NOTE: This site includes ads.
Creating an Herb Garden
This site provides ideas how to connect herb gardens with curriculum. Learn about differences between herbs and spices and explore roles of herbs and people, create herbal products, and history of herbs. Includes classroom activity for creating herb gardens. Note: The "Talk" link is a link to discussion forum.
ThinkQuest: We Love Herbs
This is a student-created website. There is information about herb growing covering kinds of soils, seeding/planting, cutting/division, insect prevention, harvest, and more. Click "herb simulation" link to create your own garden and "herb diary" to observe growth of herbs in different month.
Treehouse Area: Sense-Sational Herb Garden
Here is an idea for a school project to create potpourri of herb garden.
eThemes Resource: History of Spices
These sites focus on the history of spices. There is information on the spice trade route, the discovery of spices, origins of spices, and benefits of spices. Includes a spice encyclopedia, timelines, and lesson plans.
eThemes Resource: Plants: Gardening
These sites offer gardening tips and planting activities for kids. Includes hands-on experiments, lesson plans, quizzes, and photographs of plants and flowers. There are links to two eThemes Resources on plants.
eThemes Resource: Landscape Design
These sites offer basic principles, tips, and ideas on how to design an attractive backyard landscape. Find out how to plan the yard layout, choose the right plants and vegetables, select colors, and decorative ornaments. Includes quizzes, audio, and video. There are links to eThemes Resources on gardening and propagation.
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