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New Study Finds Green Space Linked to Reduced Crime Rates

New Study Finds Green Space Linked to Reduced Crime Rates | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

Trees, gardens, and grass may be pretty, but did you know they might actually keep you safe, active, and happy as well?


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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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Chicago Botanic Garden

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Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, March 17, 7:35 AM

How your school could start a garden.

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School Garden Resources: Enhance Academic Performance

School Garden Resources:  Enhance Academic Performance | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

One of the most recent studies of the impact of school gardens on academic performance found that research conducted between 1990 and 2010 has shown “overwhelmingly that garden-based learning had a positive impact on students’ grades, knowledge, attitudes, and behavior.

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Easy Peas-y: Planting Pea Seeds with Little Sprouts

Easy Peas-y: Planting Pea Seeds with Little Sprouts | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it
Plant, water, and grow! Whether you are a parent, teacher, or caregiver, teaching children to plant seeds is a simple and authentic way to help them engage with nature. It’s an activity that the littlest of sprouts can do “all by myself,” or at least with minimal help from you.
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April is National Garden Month

April is National Garden Month | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it
Information and inspiration on gardening with answers to questions about lawns, landscapes, trees, shrubs, perennials, annuals, vegetables, herbs and flowers, organic gardens, compost, urban, soil, design, roses, tomato, how to grow in containers.
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Litchfield, SD students get food for thought

Litchfield, SD students get food for thought | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

LITCHFIELD — Students in Litchfield aren’t having a tough time finishing all the vegetables on their plates these days, thanks to a unique community enterprise that’s changing the way they think about food.

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The 5 Best Vegetables To Grow With Kids

The 5 Best Vegetables To Grow With Kids | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it
We all want our kids to be diverse, healthy eaters, and when it comes to vegetables, studies and my own personal observations agree: if your kids can grow it, they are much more likely to eat it.
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Northwest Edible Life

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School garden in Philippines responds to community’s food needs

School garden in Philippines responds to community’s food needs | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

A vegetable garden at Bonuan Boquig Elementary School in Dagupan City, tended with the help of Grade V and VI pupils, shows visitors the ways of growing food in limited areas.

 

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How does John Hopkins Middle School's garden grow in Tampa Bay? With Mr. Mac's help

How does John Hopkins Middle School's garden grow in Tampa Bay? With Mr. Mac's help | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

For more than two years, Hayward, 78, has been a fixture in the garden at John Hopkins Middle School. He volunteers there six days a week, at least four hours a day.

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School garden symposium sprouts green ideas for teachers, students

School garden symposium sprouts green ideas for teachers, students | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

The sun blazed over The Met Sacramento High School’s courtyard Saturday as hundreds of farm-to-fork enthusiasts traversed between classrooms, grabbing a fresh apple or a packet of seeds along the way.


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A School Garden Born in a Food Desert May Change the Way Kids Eat—and Learn

A School Garden Born in a Food Desert May Change the Way Kids Eat—and Learn | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it
“ The highly successful Green Bronx Machine wants to go national.”
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It is not just about food, but can expand to science, social studies, and language arts. John Dewey used gardening as one of the trans-disciplinary ideas for the lab.

 

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Seconde : Nourrir les hommes.

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School Gardening 101

School Gardening 101 | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

An online resource for educators planning teaching gardens at their schools. School gardens are a wonderful way to connect children to plants, gardening, food, nutrition, and the outdoors

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Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, March 17, 7:38 AM

It is important to start them young. Things that matter need to be introduced early for the very best results. Don't forget to mix fun with the work....and the dirt....

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My First Garden: A Children's Guide to the World of Fun and Clever Gardening

My First Garden: A Children's Guide to the World of Fun and Clever Gardening | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it
My First Garden is a children's guide to the world of fun and clever gardening. Kids learn the basics and fundamentals of gardening and how to care for common flowers and vegetables.
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Zamora Elementary garden in full bloom in Woodland, CA

Zamora Elementary garden in full bloom in Woodland, CA | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

When longtime educator Suzanne Falzone looked across the street from her home three years ago, she realized what was once a bounteous school garden at Zamora Elementary had become a weed-filled mess.

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Research shows value of outdoor learning for school pupils

Research shows value of outdoor learning for school pupils | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it
Teachers who bring their pupils into the outdoors find it makes their learning more enjoyable, challenging, active and collaborative, according to University of Stirling research published by Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH).
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Quick and Easy School Garden Lessons - "Backpocket" Lessons

Quick and Easy School Garden Lessons - "Backpocket" Lessons | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

The following videos demonstrate what we, here at Life Lab, refer to as "back pocket activities." These are all quick, easy, and highly engaging activities that require minimal preparation.

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Discovery Education, Soil Science Nonprofit to Hold Virtual Nationwide Field Trip

Discovery Education, Soil Science Nonprofit to Hold Virtual Nationwide Field Trip | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

The Nutrients for Life Foundation, an educational non-profit that educates students and the public about the vital role soil nutrients play in growing our world, and Discovery Education, will host a live virtual field trip for students nationwide on April 23 at 1 PM EST.

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Teaching kids basics of gardening is important

Teaching kids basics of gardening is important | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

Kelly Devine Rickert started gardening with her four children about two years ago, and she said they love helping her water the garden and watching it grow.

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Why 2015 is a big year for child nutrition

Why 2015 is a big year for child nutrition | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

This is an important year for food in schools and the impact of decisions about childhood nutrition and obesityin America.

 

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Introducing kids to gardening

Introducing kids to gardening | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it
Despite a long and particularly snow-laden winter for many parts of the country, warm weather is just around the corner. In many places, spring daffodils and crocuses have popped up out of the soil as the ground thaws and the sunshine warms the earth. It is time to start thinking about that vegetable garden.
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National Park School garden in NJ to give students 'edible education'

National Park School garden in NJ to give students 'edible education' | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

With plans to grow crops like lettuce, spinach, green beans, tomatoes and a variety of root vegetables, National Park School has partnered with the Rutgers Community Extension, the Gloucester County Office of Land Preservation and a host of other groups to provide students with what Principal Carla Bittner calls an "edible education."

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Steps to consider when starting a school garden

Steps to consider when starting a school garden | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

With a little help from Mother Nature and support from the school community, school gardens can be quite rewarding and successful if simple guidelines are followed, said University of Illinois Extension horticulture educator Nancy Kreith.

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Boise Urban Garden School celebrates grand opening

Boise Urban Garden School celebrates grand opening | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

Educating children through gardening and healthy cooking. That is one of the goals of the Boise Urban Garden School or BUGS, which celebrated the grand opening of its education center in Boise's Comba Park.

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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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Granny's Garden School

Granny's Garden School | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it
Granny's Garden School develops, promotes and supports hands-on learning experiences through school-based, garden and nature focused programs to help children experience nature, the satisfaction of growing their own food and to appreciate the simple pleasure of picking a flower.
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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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Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, March 17, 7:41 AM

Applied holistic learning is far longer lasting than separated classroom study of isolated content.