Learn About Ag... California Specialty Crops

Specialty crops are fruits and tree nuts, vegetables, herbs and spices, nursery, floriculture, and horticulture crops. They're the commodities that are not considered staple foods. California produces more than 400 different commodities, many of which are specialty crops. They're all around us!

What's Growin' On?: CA Crop Talk - Specialty Crops Edition

What's Growin' On?

This 16-page newspaper highlights the many agricultural products of California. Activities, trivia, readings, and graphics are sprinkled throughout providing a connection for every learner. Many activites are aligned to the Content Standards for California Public Schools.

What's Growin' On?: Extra! Extra! Classroom Extensions

Extra! Extra! Classroom Extensions

This teacher resource offers extensions to activities related to the content of What's Growin' On? newspaper supplement.

Invasive Species Fact Sheet Set

Invasive Species Fact Sheet Set

Get the facts to help prevent the damage caused by invasive species to California's Specialty Crops.

California Specialty Crop Resource Packet

California Specialty Crop Resource Packet

In this guide, you will discover the many ways we use specialty crops and learn how to use them in the classroom to make a lasting connection between our everyday lives and the world of agriculture.

California Grows... Map

California Grows... Map

The California Grows map shows the top three commodities in all of California's counties. Specialty crops in each county are highlighted.

Ag-Bites

Ag-Bites

Ag-Bites are bite-sized activities for bringing agriculture into your classroom. These three Ag-Bite activities feature California specialty crops.

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WE Garden Sheets

We Garden Sheets

The purpose of the WE Garden activity sheets is to educate and inspire Californians about the important lessons gardens teach to students, children and people of all ages—lessons rooted in nutrition, healthy living, agriculture, science, history and service. These five WE Garden activities teach lessons related to California specialty crops.

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This page was brought to you from a Specialty Crop Block Grant offered by California Department of Food and Agriculture.