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American Public Gardens
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Member Garden Resources:

Are you an educator at an American Public Gardens Association member garden? If the answer is yes, you’re in the right place!

If you’re a parent or other type of educator, head on over to our lesson library for free, printable K-5 lessons and activities!

The Plant Heroes program supports public garden educators in connecting young learners to nature, trees and forest systems through engaging lessons and creative, science-oriented activities. We know you are working tirelessly to deliver programs in an ever-changing world, so we offer free, ready-to-go nature lessons, activities and learning resources.

Association Members: Order free printed nature lessons, straight to your garden

The Plant Heroes program supports public garden educators whose gardens are members of the American Public Gardens Association in connecting young learners to nature, trees, and forest systems through engaging lessons and creative, science-oriented activities. We know you are working tirelessly to deliver programs in an ever-changing world, so we offer free, ready-to-go nature lessons, activities, and learning resources.

Our library of free lessons, conservation comics, field guides and activity books for grades K-5 is full of quality exercises and resources on forest health, ecology and plant conservation. Simply preview the resources (full PDFs are available in the Youth Education Material Library) and order what you want for your garden here. We’ll print and mail lessons for free at the request of any American Public Gardens Association member.

Keep on learning and growing through free, regional professional development:

Plant Heroes is brought to you by the American Public Gardens Association Plant Protection Program. The Plant Protection Program offers free regional professional development events to public garden professionals through the Sentinel Plant Network.

The Sentinel Plant Network is a partnership between the American Public Gardens Association and the National Plant Diagnostic Network funded by the USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS).  The Sentinel Plant Network mission is to contribute to plant conservation by engaging public garden professionals, volunteers, and visitors in the early detection of serious plant pests and pathogens.