This post is one of a series of posts listing resources available to teachers seeking tools for teaching across the curriculum in their school gardens. This post lists some of the resources shared on the topic of weed management in school gardens from session one of the garden classroom series. If you are interested in participating, you can learn more about which districts are hosting the series here.
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Invasive species resources
Aliens Among Us: Invasive Animals and Plants in British Columbia by Alex Van Tol
The invasive species council of British Columbia has excellent classroom teaching resources for teachers
Weed identification resources
Plants of Coastal British Columbia by Lone Pine Publications
How to make use of non cultivated plants
Wild wisdom of weeds by Katrina Blair
Plants of coastal first peoples by Lone Pine Publications
Edible wild plants: A North American field guide by Thomas Elias
Edible and medicinal plants of Canada by And MacKinnon
How seeds travel
If you are interested in an inquiry around weeds, you may want to start with this blog post (and list of resources, including great picture books) on how seeds travel. Learning about how seeds travel is an easy and accessible entry point for any school garden weed inquiry.
You may also enjoy this related blog post on Playful Learning With Dandelions.
More school garden weed resources for kids
More school garden weed resources are available on my Pinterest pages!