Teach your curriculum in a classroom garden and transform your students' perspective on life! 

 

Give them the authentic first hand experience of their own power to change the world.

It's never been easier to empower!

Curriculum-Rich 

Oasis Classroom is entirely curriculum-centered (all 15 lessons come with a curriculum connection chart for grades 3 to 8 - developed in consultation with an experienced TDSB teacher who’ve implemented our main program in 2019)

For each of the 15 lessons, your teachers will have
1) A lesson plan
2) A poster
3) A material checklist
4) Curriculum connection checklist
5) Online access to digital formats of all the above plus the student booklets
6) Coaching sessions for their growing and teaching questions during the implementation of your program

For each of the 15 lessons, your students will get a booklet including:
1) A lesson page

2) Step by step growing activity guide
3) Practice word games
4) A Self-assessment sheet
5) A Journal sheet

6) and more (as we are still developing these)

Click each image to download the Ontario Curriculum Connections SAMPLE files (these are just samples. The program will provide connections for all 15 lessons for all grades 3 to 8):

Click on this image to download a SAMPLE lesson plan file. The program will provide a separate lesson plan for all 15 lessons.

This material is copyright of Kids' Growing City. Use without purchased license is prohibited.

Click on this image to download a SAMPLE poster. The program will provide a separate poster for all 15 lessons.

This material is copyright of Kids' Growing City. Use without purchased license is prohibited.

Click on this image to download a SAMPLE Activity guide (only 1 page of the student booklets). The program will provide a separate guide for all 15 lessons.

This material is copyright of Kids' Growing City. Use without purchased license is prohibited.

Lessons List 

Week 1 (3rd week of February): Sprouts (growing Sprouts)

Week 2: Microgreens (growing Microgreens)

Week 3: Seeds and Seedlings (growing Arugula)

Week 4: Soil (growing Tomato)

Week 5 (The week after March Break): Equinoxes and Spring (growing Marigolds) --> could become a mother’s day gift, mid-May

Week 6: Water (growing Lettuce)

Week 7: Edible Parts of Plants (growing Radish)

Week 8: Worms and Composting (growing Swiss Chards)

Week 9: Hardening off and Transplanting (Transplanting Tomatoes and sowing Cilantro and Parsley)

Week 10: Beneficial Animals and Insects (growing Peppers)

Week 11: Biodiversity and Indigenous ways of life (growing Poll Beans and Squash) --> Contributes to 3 sisters

Week 12: Sunlight (growing Corn and Sunflowers)  --> Contributes to 3 sisters

Week 13: Herbs (growing Basil and Dill)

Week 14: Trees (growing Kale and Nasturtium)

Week 15 (last week of May): Harvest and Celebration (growing Pumpkins)

 

Logistically Flexible

 

- Doable in most schools (an outdoor growing space is beneficial - but NOT NECESSARY for a successful program)

All you need could be delivered* to your school, or picked up from our center.

This includes,
Educational Material (available online & physically for "Delivered" Add-On):

1) A package for the teacher (as detailed above)

2) A booklet for each and every student (as detailed above)
for each and every one of the 15 lessons.

Supplies (available for  "Supplies" add-on):

3) All organic seeds, soil, seed starting pots, containers (for sub-irrigation), etc.

* Delivery is for the "Delivered" and "Supplies" add-ons (see below for details)

- Seedlings that grow in classrooms can be transplanted in the school garden if you have one, promoting a community connection,

OR

If there’s no outdoor garden this year, they can be sold at a student-led market (entrepreneurial connection), given away to families and staff, donated to local community centers and gardens (community connection), etc.

And YES, there will even be harvests your students will enjoy in June

 

 

Online Friendly

 

To teach your online students or all your students in case of school shut-downs, all educational material is available in downloadable PDF format and all supplies will be picked up from school by parents or taken home by students.

 

 

Alternatively...

You could have your teachers develop this program.

All you really need is an experienced teacher who knows how to grow food in a school environment, has very strong knowledge of the curriculum, is good at program development and also has strong graphic design skills

Every lesson plan will take that teacher at least 3 hours, costing you probably around $600. Multiplied by 15 = $9,000

PLUS...

Every poster will take them at least 6 hours, costing you probably around $800. Multiplied by 15 = $12,000

And every student booklet will take them at least 1 hour, costing you probably $600 per 3 booklets. Multiplied by 5 = $3,000

This approach will cost you AT LEAST a total of $24,000. 

 

But with Oasis Classroom your Investment will only be the following.

We've developed a tiered Pricing to fit different budgets and needs.

Online Access

  • Access to all downloadable educational material for all 15 lessons. Including:

1) 15 Teacher Packages

- Lesson Plans

- Hands-on activity instructions

- Material checklist

- Poster

- Curriculum connections per grade

2) 15 Student Booklets

- A lesson page

- Practice word games

- A Self-assessment sheet

- Journal sheet

$4,975 for a lifetime license* rewarded to one school for the current version of the program.

 

5-Lesson Online

  • Access to all downloadable educational material for all 5 lessons. Including:

1) 5 Teacher Packages

- Lesson Plans

- Hands-on activity instructions

- Material checklist

- Poster

- Curriculum connections per grade

2) 5 Student Booklets

- A lesson page

- Practice word games

- A Self-assessment sheet

- Journal sheet

Refer to FAQ section below for lesson selection suggestions.

$1,750 for a lifetime license* rewarded to one school for the current version of the program. 

*This license gives your school the right to print posters for every classroom, teachers packages for each teacher (as long as they teach in the licensed school) and student booklets for every students of the licensed school, for the lifetime of Oasis Classroom program.

Future upgrades and versions of the program will be available at a discounted rate to licensed schools.

Guaranteed Life-time licenses are only granted to purchases in 2022.

Add-On Services

Supplies Add-on

(for GTA schools)

We will deliver to your participating classrooms

  • All Organic Soil, Organic Seeds, other lesson-specific supplies such as seed starting cups and containers, sprouting kits, worms, supplies for making herb drying racks and other experimental kits and much more. 

$675 per participating class of up to 30 students (Only $1.5 per session per student)

Delivered Add-on

(for GTA schools)

We will deliver to your participating classrooms

  • All professionally printed educational material (Teachers Packages and Student Booklets)

Investment TBD

 

List of supplies will be provided soon.

You might be able to purchase the supplies from the distribution center of your school board, instead of purchasing our "supplies" add-on option.

And you might be able to use your school board's printing facilities instead of our "delivered" add-on option.

More detail to help you make this decision will be available on this page.

Bonuses

(free of extra charge)

1) Coaching

Access to Leila Mireskandari, for growing advice!

Leila, the founder and director of Kids' Growing City will be hosting Online Coaching and Q&A sessions and/or Office Hours so you can directly ask your growing questions during the 15 weeks of the program.

Access to a seasoned teacher and  curriculum consultant for teaching advice!

A special guest teacher who's ran Kids' Growing City programs in his school before and has been instrumental in developing the curriculum connection documents will accompany Leila in hosting Coaching and Q&A sessions.

2) Reading Lists

We've also curated 6 lists of books (one for each grade, 3 to 8) that you can utilize to deepen the learning of these 15 lessons for your students.

Schedule:

Let's chat now! Book a zoom call to answer your questions here:

https://app.acuityscheduling.com/schedule.php?owner=14296799&appointmentType=11241343

Applications will open and close in January.

The complete program starts mid-February and continues for 15 weeks (one 1 to 2-hour long lesson, per week) to the end of May

If you participate in the 5-Lesson Tier, we deliver (drip-release it online) your choice of lessons on the same schedule as the complete program.

Following the timing of seed starting that's built-in the program is crucial to your success as this is a highly season dependent program.

 

How to participate:

There will be a simple application process to apply for the program. We need to make sure you have at least one accessible room with good sunny windows somewhere in the building or well designed grow lights (less ideal than sunny window but still feasible) and a team of at least 2 enthusiastic teachers who want to teach the program. We also need to determine which tier you are interested in and talk logistics!

If you want to show your interest to receive information about the application and to know when it's open, please enter your email in the wait list below:

 

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