Environmental Education, Nutrition and Gardening in Schools
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Inform, educate, guide and inspire people about the importance of environmental education, good nutrition, and gardening in elementary schools.
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Tips to Start a School Garden: Organic Gardening

Tips to Start a School Garden: Organic Gardening | Environmental Education, Nutrition and Gardening in Schools | Scoop.it
At Organic Gardening, we've provided support and information to many school groups planning to start a garden, including six of our 2008 WaterWorks gardens.
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This website is very useful for any teacher who wants to start a garden at their school.  It provides project ideas for children and different resources for help.

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Kandace Mangold's comment, May 4, 2013 10:09 PM
I want to start a garden on my porch.
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Nutrition for Children & Teens: Helping Your Kids Eat Healthier

Nutrition for Children & Teens: Helping Your Kids Eat Healthier | Environmental Education, Nutrition and Gardening in Schools | Scoop.it
Start healthy habits early. Easy tips for kids and mom.
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This is a great website that gives tips and guides parents and children into healthier eating habits.

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Edible Schoolyard Garden Program Overview

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Great video and a great inside look into the benefits of having a school garden!

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Sara Hocamp's comment, May 7, 2013 12:07 AM
I love this! It's so encouraging to see how beneficial gardening cn be for students. I would love to do this at my future school that I will work for. Great clip! I have to re-scoop this :)
Hannah Dineley's comment, May 8, 2013 12:09 AM
Awesome video! When students have pride in what they are doing they take information from the experience, as well as delicious veggies to eat.
Kari Rose's comment, May 9, 2013 2:39 PM
Great insight and tips one day if you plan on having your own garden at school.
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Hey! I Think I Grew This!

Hey! I Think I Grew This! | Environmental Education, Nutrition and Gardening in Schools | Scoop.it
Students all across the United States, United Kingdom and even Australia and India, are joining a new trend - organic gardening in school. Their schools have their own gardens in the backyards, where students, under the guidance of their teachers ...

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I love this! This will hopefully make children excited about eating healthy organic garden produce!

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Hannah Dineley's comment, May 1, 2013 10:11 AM
Students will eat kale if they grow kale!
Stacey Tamai's comment, May 3, 2013 2:17 PM
I absolutely agree and have proven this myself! Take it a step further and send some of the produce home with the students along with recipes so that it can now be a family adventure!
Holland Bass's comment, May 7, 2013 3:19 AM
I remember growing radishes in 2nd grade. I never knew what a radish was at the time. It opened my eyes to different types of foods.
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Super Kids Nutrition

Super Kids Nutrition | Environmental Education, Nutrition and Gardening in Schools | Scoop.it
saving the world one healthy food at a time
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Wow! This website is great for children, parents and teachers! It provides helpful tips, nutrition guides, activities and more.  Great find  :)

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Fun Classroom Activities and Experiments to Interest Children / Kids in Growing Plants

Fun Classroom Activities and Experiments to Interest Children / Kids in Growing Plants | Environmental Education, Nutrition and Gardening in Schools | Scoop.it
There are several fun classroom activities that will get children interested in growing plants and finding out more about them.

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I love that new activities and possibly cirriculum are being introduced to children at any age! I hope this will encourage children to grow vegetables in their own garden at some point.

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Brittany Anne Garcia's curator insight, April 21, 2013 10:08 PM

so i know this does not fall under the category of art but i remeber doing this as a kid in my elementary school and i thought this was so cool so i had to pin it

Stacey Tamai's curator insight, May 3, 2013 10:11 PM

Use trellises to grow peas in early spring and cherry tomatoes in late summer. You can teach children knots and lashing skills making trellises. And, the kids love picking the peas, shelling them, cooking and eating them. And, if you can keep the kids from eating the cherry tomatoes right off the vine then you can use them in different recipes: salads, pastas and kabobs! 

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School Gardening Articles | kidsgardening.org

School Gardening Articles | kidsgardening.org | Environmental Education, Nutrition and Gardening in Schools | Scoop.it
National Gardening Association offers the Web's largest and most respected array of gardening content for consumers and educators, ranging from general information and publications to lessons and grants.
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This is a great site to see what is going on in the Green world and different articles that talk about children and gardening.

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Stacey Tamai's comment, May 3, 2013 2:28 PM
I love this site and have used many lesson plans in the Youth Center! I especially enjoy the "Growing Food" article. Tomato lovers should check it out!
Kandace Mangold's comment, May 4, 2013 9:47 PM
I wish I did more stuff like this in school. The only gardening I did was when my mom would have me pull weeds when I was bored as a child, because of that I hate to garden now.
Hannah Dineley's comment, May 8, 2013 12:10 AM
Creating fun activities in the garden insure that the students will come back.
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Environmental Education Activities & Games

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This is a useful site for teachers!  It provides different activities that teachers or parents can use with children.

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Activist Post: Green Schools – Rethinking Our Approach to Schooling

Activist Post: Green Schools – Rethinking Our Approach to Schooling | Environmental Education, Nutrition and Gardening in Schools | Scoop.it
Schools around the world are starting to integrate more 'green' skills and sustainable practices to teach children how to live in balance with the earth. For example, Waldorf Schools, a popular alternative to public schools, often ...
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TEDxManhattan - Stephen Ritz - Green Bronx Machine - Growing Our Way Into A New Economy

http://www.tedxmanhattan.org/2012talks Stephen Ritz is a South Bronx teacher/administrator.  With the help of extended student and community family they have...
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Watermelon Nutrition: Good Health In A Sweet Package - Medical Daily

Watermelon Nutrition: Good Health In A Sweet Package - Medical Daily | Environmental Education, Nutrition and Gardening in Schools | Scoop.it
Watermelon Nutrition: Good Health In A Sweet Package
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By weight, watermelon is the most-consumed melon in the U.S., followed by cantaloupe and honeydew, and its popularity appears to be on the rise.
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School Gardening Boosts Children\'s Wellbeing And Development, Study

School Gardening Boosts Children\'s Wellbeing And Development, Study | Environmental Education, Nutrition and Gardening in Schools | Scoop.it
A new study suggests that incorporating gardening into the education children receive at school boosts their wellbeing, learning and development and helps equip them for many of the challenges o
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It is very exciting to find that gardening boosts children's wellbeing!  Hopefully this will encourage schools to start gardening today!

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World Bank says poor nations to boost spending on nutrition - Yahoo! News

World Bank says poor nations to boost spending on nutrition - Yahoo! News | Environmental Education, Nutrition and Gardening in Schools | Scoop.it
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World Bank says poor nations to boost spending on nutrition
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CreatingandGrowingEdibleSchoolyardsManual.pdf

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Great resource for teachers!!

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After-School Success Growing in the Barry Elementary School Garden - After School Network

After-School Success Growing in the Barry Elementary School Garden - After School Network | Environmental Education, Nutrition and Gardening in Schools | Scoop.it
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BBC - Gardening - Gardening with children:

BBC - Gardening - Gardening with children: | Environmental Education, Nutrition and Gardening in Schools | Scoop.it
Bring the joy of gardening to your children with gardening activities and knowledge
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Gardening facts and activities that every child and parent should explore! Great educational and fun website

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AP's comment, May 5, 2013 10:14 PM
Today, so many children spend all of their time inside on the couch watching tv and playing video games. Due to this, I love these activities. It is a great way to get kids out doors while being hands on and spending time with their parents, siblings, etc. as well.
Belinda Garcia's comment, May 7, 2013 9:38 PM
Fun and exciting way to get these couch potatoes outdoors while learning what it takes to garden successfully!
Tara Faigle's comment, May 10, 2013 11:58 PM
Great website to use for childern! education should be fun for our students.
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Gardening with kids (activities, projects and ideas) - Craftionary

Gardening with kids (activities, projects and ideas) - Craftionary | Environmental Education, Nutrition and Gardening in Schools | Scoop.it
Gardening with kids. Kids Garden projects for spring and summer. Kids garden learning activities. Teach kids gardening. Make DIY garden projects kid ideas.

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Sara Hocamp's comment, May 1, 2013 10:07 PM
This is a fun website for teachers, parents and kids! I thought this would be great for parents to do with their children during summer break!
Hannah Dineley's comment, May 8, 2013 12:12 AM
Great resource!
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Environmental Literacy in Action: Abernethy Elementary’s Farm-to-School and School Garden Program : CLEARING: A Resource Journal of Environmental and Place-based Education

Environmental Literacy in Action: Abernethy Elementary’s Farm-to-School and School Garden Program : CLEARING: A Resource Journal of Environmental and Place-based Education | Environmental Education, Nutrition and Gardening in Schools | Scoop.it
Environmental Literacy in Action: Abernethy Elementary’s Farm-to-School and #SchoolGarden Program http://t.co/5053xdK1 #Portland #Oregon...
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Nutrition for Kids

Nutrition for Kids | Environmental Education, Nutrition and Gardening in Schools | Scoop.it
Visit 24 Carrot Press and discover innovative and fun nutrition resources aimed at educators parents and those who care about children's health
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Great website for fun activities for children about nutrition. Useful for teacher and parents
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School Garden Program Overview - Healthy Eating & Nutrition Education (CA Dept of Education)

An overview of the school garden program including its impact on children's health, nutrition, and academic achievement.
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Quality Nutrition in Schools

Quality Nutrition in Schools | Environmental Education, Nutrition and Gardening in Schools | Scoop.it
Quality Nutrition in SchoolsGOAL: To help children and adolescents maintain healthy weights by increasing access to nutritious food in schools, incorporating nutrition education into school curricula and limiting access to unhealthy food.
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Sara Hocamp's comment, May 1, 2013 8:31 PM
I hope that this will become a necessity in schools and that they will provide healthy foods that children need to grow in a healthy way.
Belinda Garcia's comment, May 7, 2013 9:39 PM
This is definitely an issue today, better quality and nutritious food needs to be served in school cafeterias.
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Gardening for Kids Theme Page

The primary focus of the Community Learning Network (CLN) is to help K-12 teachers integrate Information Technology into their classrooms.
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This is a great site for fun activities for children with gardening and tips for educators.

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Katiebelle Wheelock's comment, May 8, 2013 6:34 PM
This is great for showing teachers that incorporating gardening into the classroom does not need to be some extravagant activity. It can be simple yet effective!
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ARTICLE: “Educational/School Gardens”

ARTICLE: “Educational/School Gardens” | Environmental Education, Nutrition and Gardening in Schools | Scoop.it
The following article appeared in the regionally syndicated, Dig This! Garden Column on February 5, 2009 Dig This!
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