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No treats for you! School cracks down on birthday cupcakes - Wicked Local Kingston

No treats for you! School cracks down on birthday cupcakes - Wicked Local Kingston | Green Thumb, Red Tomatoes | Scoop.it
No treats for you! School cracks down on birthday cupcakes Wicked Local Kingston The decision follows on an article published last year in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior that found that "7.3 percent of schools prohibit sugary items...
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Class sprouts at Farmers’ Market

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Area youngsters have discovered potatoes aren't just good to eat. Visitors at Youth Summer Fun Days at Muskogee Farmers' Market put spuds to artistic
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Digging Durham Seed Library Launches | Durham County Library

Digging Durham Seed Library Launches | Durham County Library | Green Thumb, Red Tomatoes | Scoop.it
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Connect with your public library to bring the community and your school garden together

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UK School Children Build a Greenhouse Out of Recycled Plastic Bottles

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Children at Mill Lane School have made a greenhouse out of plastic bottles.
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Be resourceful! Recycle and build a greenhouse at once.

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Alice Waters and the Edible Schoolyard - YouTube

Twenty-five years after founding Chez Panisse, Alice Waters and a small group of teachers and volunteers turned over long-abandoned soil at Martin Luther Kin...
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The Edible Schoolyard Project

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The mission of the Edible Schoolyard Project is to build and share an edible education curriculum for kindergarten through high school. Our vision is for gardens and kitchens to become interactive classrooms for academic subjects, and for every student to have a free, nutritious, organic lunch. If this program is integrated into schools, the curriculum could transform the health and values of every child in America.
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See where it all started. Alice Waters vision in California spread across the US. See how it happened and how you can get started.

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GardenABCs: School and Community Garden Grants

Check out http://gardenabcs.com! School and community garden grants to help you build your outdoor classroom. Deadlines are updated regularly, so check this page often!
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Need funding? Click the link for grant information.

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Whole Kids Foundation - About Us

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Whole Kids Foundation is an organization devoted to improving children's nutrition and wellness with the goal of ending the childhood obesity epidemic.
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Website includes tips, activities, and grant information from Whole Foods.

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▶ Jamie Oliver's TED Award speech - YouTube

Jamie expresses his wish to teach every child about food and fight obesity. You can support his wish here http://www.tedprize.org/jamie-oliver (This is a re-...
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Need inspiration? Look no further than Jamie Oliver's conviction about the importance of healthy food and education.

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ABC's of School Gardens Webinar

Interested in starting a school garden or need help gathering excitement for an existing one? Listen to this webinar to learn how school gardens offer hands-...
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School gardens

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A recurrent theme in the Schools Photographic collection, NRS 15051, are photos of school gardens. Students are depicted toiling in the soil or standing proudly next to a garden in full bloom. A...
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School gardens have been around for a while. Add in a history lesson.

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I heart garden education | What's not to like?

I heart garden education | What's not to like? | Green Thumb, Red Tomatoes | Scoop.it
It's always fun to hear from parents and teachers the different ways that students are extending their garden learning outside of our once-a-week class. One mom recently told me this story about her pre-K daughter.
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Here's a blog with lots of information about maintaining a school garden!

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Finding Garden Solutions In Durham, N.C.

Finding Garden Solutions In Durham, N.C. | Green Thumb, Red Tomatoes | Scoop.it
This Food Revolution is about saving America's health by changing the way people eat. It's not just a TV show; it's a movement for you, your family and your community. If you care about your kids and their future, take this revolution and make it your own. Educate yourself about food and cooking, and find out what your child is eating at school. Make only a few small changes and magical things will happen. Switching from processed to fresh food will not only make you feel better, it will also add years to your life.
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It's not always smooth sailing. Read about ways to redirect when it doesn't go as planned.

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How to build My 50 Dollar Greenhouse » The Door Garden

How to build My 50 Dollar Greenhouse » The Door Garden | Green Thumb, Red Tomatoes | Scoop.it
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Greenhouse How-to

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Gardening with Kids

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Children can learn so much from Gardening. We're sharing tips and pinning creative ideas that we'd like to do with our children in the garden to raise eco friendly kids. Please visit our websites for more fun activities we do with our children in the Garden! www.theeducatorsspinonit.com
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Great board to check out. Lots of gardening tips for the beginner and the seasoned!

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The Edible Schoolyard Yields Seed-to-Table Learning - YouTube

This campus gardening project has done more than teach students about the fundamentals of organic gardening. It's taught life lessons about interdependence, ...
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Grants for School Gardens - Annie's Homegrown

Grants for School Gardens - Annie's Homegrown | Green Thumb, Red Tomatoes | Scoop.it
Since 2008, Annie's has offered over 270 Grants for Gardens donations to schools and other educational programs that connect children to real food. Apply & get your school garden started!
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More funding options!

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School Garden Resources

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Curriculum & Online Lessons Academic Content Standards in Garden-Based Learning Educator Workshops & Consulting Starting a School Garden Gardening Resources School Gardening Resources in Spanish Garden-Enhanced Nutrition Education Resources (GENE) - an extensive list of resources used in our Plant It, Grow It, Eat It and California School Garden Training Program Garden to Cafeteria Outdoor Classroom Management Tips The Value of Garden-Based Learning Life Lab's Photo Gallery of School Garden Elements Life Lab's YouTube Video Channel - over 40 videos demonstrating garden instruction, activity and Life Lab history. Funding Your Garden Program Regional Support Models Garden-Based Learning Resources in Spanish Curriculum & Online Lessons Created by Life Lab Life Lab Science K-5 Garden-Based Science Curriculum, The Growing Classroom Activity Guide, Kids' Garden Activity Cards, and more at the Life Lab Store. View lessons, videos, and [...]
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Thorough online resource for taking your classroom lab outside.

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School Garden Resources | School Garden Weekly

School Garden Resources | School Garden Weekly | Green Thumb, Red Tomatoes | Scoop.it
School Garden Resources
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Great resources for lesson plans.

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4 Skills Our Children Learn When They Eat Healthier - Huffington Post

4 Skills Our Children Learn When They Eat Healthier - Huffington Post | Green Thumb, Red Tomatoes | Scoop.it
4 Skills Our Children Learn When They Eat Healthier
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Why is it that children's menus at restaurants in our country seem to offer almost exclusively unhealthy food for our children?
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Benefits of healthy eating inside and outside the classroom.

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Pupils win prizes for garden designs

Pupils win prizes for garden designs | Green Thumb, Red Tomatoes | Scoop.it
WH Smith at Monks Cross Shopping has donated prizes to six local schools that have all designed gardens to brighten up the shopping park. (It’s always great to see budding young garden designers.
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Gardening is more than just plants- tap into your students' creative side.

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