Everything you need to understand or teach Seedfolks by Paul Fleischman.
In the novel Seedfolks by Paul Fleischman, nine-year-old Kim planted lima beans in a vacant, garbage-filled lot hoping that the father she had never known would see from heaven and recognize her as his daughter. Kim did not realize that she started more than just a garden, but instead a sense of community in a once heavily divided neighborhood. Themes in the novel include the therapeutic nature of gardening, the garden as a pattern for the neighborhood, and the history of the neighborhood.
Seedfolks Lesson Plans contain 116 pages of teaching material, including: