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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, caregiver or other type of educator, head on over to our educator resources page for free, printable K-5 lessons and activities!

Association Members: Order our printed resources, 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, plants, and forest systems through engaging lessons and creative, science-oriented activities. We offer free resources including lessons, journal pages, conservation comics, field guides, and activity books for grades K-5.  

First, preview the resources on our website.  Then order professionally printed copies of journals, field guides and activity books for your garden in APGA’s Plant Protection Program Store.  We’ll print and mail our educational materials at the request of any American Public Gardens Association member. We also encourage you to download and print our marketing posters to help us spread the word about Plant Heroes at your next outreach event or workshop. 

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.