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Kid Fun: Growing Tropical Fruit

Looking for a way to teach kids about gardening? Try growing plants from the seeds of tropical fruits.

 

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School Garden Wizard

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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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Community’s relationship with middle school garden in Florida is growing

Community’s relationship with middle school garden in Florida is growing | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it
The Farm 2 School program is sprouting more than just vegetables behind Greco Middle School.
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Thieves return Stolen plants to Australian school for children with disabilities

Thieves return Stolen plants to Australian school for children with disabilities | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

The garden at Future Footprints school for children with disabilities has been targeted again by intruders, but this time they were returning plants rather than taking them.

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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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School Gardening 101

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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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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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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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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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Understanding Seed Catalogs

Understanding Seed Catalogs | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

Although words in seed catalogs might seem unfamiliar, it is important to understand their meaning, said University of Illinois Extension horticulture educator, Greg Stack

 

 

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Katie’s Krops: It all began with a 40-pound cabbage that served 275 people

Katie’s Krops: It all began with a 40-pound cabbage that served 275 people | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

It all began in 2008 with a 9-year-old South Carolina girl who grew a school-project seedling into a 40-pound cabbage that served 275 people. Katie Stagliano, now 16, is the founder and “chief executive gardener” of Katie’s Krops, which funds 80 gardens in 29 states coast to coast.

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"Sow it forward" garden grants program

"Sow it forward" garden grants program | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it
For our 2015 round of giving, we expect to offer 100 full grants and roughly 60 partial grants. A full grant has a value $500 and normally consists of a cash grant of $300-400 with the remaining $100-$200 taking the form of seeds and gift certificates for garden supplies and KGI's online garden planner.
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Seeds of learning: School uses garden to teach valuable lessons

Seeds of learning: School uses garden to teach valuable lessons | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

Gently tucking seeds into the ground ahead of today’s anxiously awaited storm, students at Taylor Leadership Academy might have been having too much fun getting their hands dirty to notice the striking metaphor laid out before them in garden beds full of rich soil.

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Las Vegas School garden yields more crops than imagined

Las Vegas School garden yields more crops than imagined | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it
At Walter Bracken STEAM Academy, they still teach the three Rs: radishes, rhubarb and rutabagas.
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Make Your Own Seed Packets

Make Your Own Seed Packets | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

Save and share your favorites with this easy-to-follow template

 
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Insect Interviews: Merging humor, science and, technology to teach children about entomology

Insect Interviews: Merging humor, science and, technology to teach children about entomology | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it
Insect Interviews is a fun and educational website that introduces and teaches children about the fascinating characteristics of insects. Entomologist Dr. Susan Villarreal personally interviews your favorite bugs with the hopes to influence the next generation of scientists to study the biology and behavior of insects.
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Science Experiments to Do With Snow

Science Experiments to Do With Snow | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

With plenty of white powder blanketing parts the Eastern United States and giving kids a free day off from school, it's a perfect time to cozy up and try out some snow science.

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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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Granny's Garden School

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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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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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Veggies for Kids program comes local elementary schools - Reno Gazette Journal

Veggies for Kids program comes local elementary schools - Reno Gazette Journal | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it
“Veggies for Kids program comes to Yerington, Smith Valley elementary schools.”
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Students stunned in Spokane after garden shed stolen from school

Students stunned in Spokane after garden shed stolen from school | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it
Authorities continue to search for the person responsible for stealing the storage shed from the Cooper Elementary School Wed.
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Garden of Greatness 4-H club plants seeds for teens' future - AgriLife Today

Garden of Greatness 4-H club plants seeds for teens' future - AgriLife Today | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it
Garden of Greatness 4-H club plants seeds for teens' future AgriLife Today SAN ANTONIO – Jeremy Mann, 16, said teamwork and coordinating with other teenagers in the Garden of Greatness 4-H special interest, or SPIN, club in San Antonio were among...
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Ag program grows at high school in Calistoga, CA

Ag program grows at high school in Calistoga, CA | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

A teacher is using grant money to seed an agricultural program at the high school, and interest among students is growing.

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Cultivating Learning with School Gardens

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Cultivating Learning with School Gardens: Manuals and Lesson Guides

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