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Helpful Resources for School Gardeners from the University of Illinois Extension
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Start a School Garden Using the School Garden Wizard

Start a School Garden Using the School Garden Wizard | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it
Gardening and plant-based learning open a door to discovery of the living world. It stimulates even as it focuses and calms. Within the school environment, a garden offers an unparalleled platform to help kids achieve learning goals in ways that are recommended by the National Science Standards and most state and local educational bodies.
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How your school could start a garden.

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Chicago Botanic Garden School garden?

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Liberty Arts Magnet Students in Lima, Ohio Learn Science, Social Studies through Herbs

Liberty Arts Magnet Students in Lima, Ohio Learn Science, Social Studies through Herbs | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

As part of the Arts Integration project, 2nd graders painted pots inspired by abstract artwork, used the five senses to study herbs, and learned how to pair them with different foods.

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Planting seeds: Youth learning about service, helping others

Planting seeds: Youth learning about service, helping others | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it
Dru Grismore hasn’t done much gardening in his five years of life, but on Sunday, he was learning everything he could about how to plant and grow lettuce while attending Global Youth Service Day at the Bloomington-Normal Boys & Girls Club in Bloomington.
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Good Martin Luther King Jr. day idea for next year. Why wait?
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Kids garden ideas

Kids garden ideas | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

Wonderful collection of photos of creations for childrens gardens. Borrow some inspiration or trigger your own.

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Green bean tepee?
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Watch Your Garden Grow : Vegetable Directory

Watch Your Garden Grow : Vegetable Directory | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

A directory of vegetables from the University of Illinois Extension.


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Starting Plants Indoors From Seeds

Starting Plants Indoors From Seeds | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

Many flowers and vegetables may be started from seeds indoors. Vigorous plants started indoors flower sooner and produce an earlier harvest than plants started outdoors.

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It's that time of the year! 
 
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Less expensive than buying flats.
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Starting  seeds  in  doors  
When sowing  seeds  this  a  excellent  guide  extensive  guide   -  seeds only  two  things.
(1) Warmth  
(2)  Moisture 
This  is  because  at  the  early  stages  of  development the  seed  coating needs  to  break  down until  the  first  petiole  break  through  the soil.
Hence  that  why  the  soil  needs  to   loose  for  the  roots  to develop 
Then  when  its  develop its  third  leaf  it  should  be  repotted  until  it  ready  to  be  planted  out 
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Arbor Day Resources 2016

Arbor Day Resources 2016 | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it
Arbor Day is celebrated in Illinois on April 29, 2016. Across the United States Arbor Day is mostly a spring event, but some states celebrate Arbor Day in other months. The first Arbor Day took place on April 10, 1872 in Nebraska. It was started by Julius Sterling Morton. His son, Joy Morton founded the Morton Arboretum in Lisle, Illinois. The following are some Arbor Day related web sites that celebrate the beauty and value of trees.
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The Collective School Garden Network

The Collective School Garden Network | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

By encouraging and supporting a garden in every school, we create opportunities for our children to discover fresh food, make healthier food choices, and become better nourished.

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Life Lab

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Drawing on over thirty years of work with young people in gardens, Life Lab, a nonprofit organization, has emerged as a national leader in the garden-based learning movement. Through workshops and consultations, we have provided tens of thousands of educators across the country with the inspiration and information necessary to engage young people in gardens and on farms. 

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Schools need to grow their own gardens, says this lunch lady

Schools need to grow their own gardens, says this lunch lady | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

What better way for schoolchildren to get in touch with their food than to have them learn how to grow it?

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Teaching with Terrariums!

Teaching with Terrariums! | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it
Sarah P. Education Specialist My daughter has been studying the water cycle at school, so I decided it would be the perfect time to plant a couple of terrariums for our house. What is a terrarium? …
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Outdoor learning lab at Dallas, TX school boosts test scores

Outdoor learning lab at Dallas, TX school boosts test scores | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it
At Kramer Elementary, fifth graders are taking science class outdoors for some hands-on learning.
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Lovely Ladybugs Unleashed in Ethel A. Jacobsen Elementary School Garden in NJ

Lovely Ladybugs Unleashed in Ethel A. Jacobsen Elementary School Garden in NJ | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it
As the kindergarten and pre-K students at the Ethel A. Jacobsen Elementary School in Surf City learned this year, most ladybugs like to dine on plant-eating insects.
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School Garden Lesson Plan- Growing Garden Companions 

School Garden Lesson Plan- Growing Garden Companions  | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it
Growing Garden Companions
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Cultivate Health initiative helps the school garden movement grow

Cultivate Health initiative helps the school garden movement grow | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it
Spring is in the air and gardens are on our minds — specifically, school gardens aimed at improving the health and well-being of children.
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Spring in the air?
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Successful Container Gardens

Successful Container Gardens | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

A guide for choosing a container, selecting soil mixes, choosing and combining plants, fertilizing, watering and grooming basics.

 

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Gardening containers?
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Vegetable Gardening Glossary

Vegetable Gardening Glossary | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

A listing of vegetable gardening terms

 

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Slow Food USA's School Garden Guide

Slow Food USA's School Garden Guide | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it
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Garden school?
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Ten Steps to a Successful Garden - Illinois Vegetable Garden Guide

Ten Steps to a Successful Garden - Illinois Vegetable Garden Guide | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

Vegetables from the home garden are fresher, may have better nutrient values, and are often less costly than those sold in store.

 

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Cornell Garden-Based Learning » Lessons for Youth by Topic

Cornell Garden-Based Learning » Lessons for Youth by Topic | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it
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Applied holistic learning is far longer lasting than separated classroom study of isolated content.

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Painting with Veggies

Painting with Veggies | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

For little ones, this project is easy and fun to do with a grown-up and provides opportunities to identify colors and start learning about plant parts. Older kids can use new kitchen tools (with adult supervision) and discuss what is really a fruit or a vegetable.

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Arizona Schools recycle McDonald’s coffee grounds in school gardens

Arizona Schools recycle McDonald’s coffee grounds in school gardens | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it
Cave Creek Unified School District’s Horseshoe Trails Elementary School is partnering with McDonald’s of Cave Creek to recycle coffee grounds for their garden.
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Coffee ground compost
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Kimbal Musk is Changing the Food System One School Garden at a Time

Kimbal Musk is Changing the Food System One School Garden at a Time | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it
Through his nonprofit, The Kitchen Community, entrepreneur Kimbal Musk is trying to build a better food system for future generations. He's starting with school gardens.
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Changing the food system one at a time.
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Oroville, CA School aims to bring students outside with garden

Oroville, CA School aims to bring students outside with garden | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

A sunny February day with a breeze in the air made for perfect weather for community members, students and teachers working to add a compost to the garden at the Hearthstone School.

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Health (and business) grow at El Paso School garden

Health (and business) grow at El Paso garden
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