CSGN is a collaboration of state agencies, private companies, educational institutions and non-profit organizations all dedicated to the mission of creating and sustaining gardens in every willing school in California.
Evergreen Packaging and KidsGardening.org are on the lookout for your creative and sustainable uses for recycled milk and juice cartons in the garden. Schools are encouraged to collect, design, and construct garden-related structures made from empty cartons and document their experience.
KALAMAZOO, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - Volunteers get down and dirty outside of a Kalamazoo County elementary school. They're giving the exterior a mini-makeover, all thanks to a big grant from an all-star from Kalamazoo.
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.
Via Mary Anne Lynch @leafport.com
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.
There’s a fence on Walnut Street laced with morning glories. It extends for a city block, enclosing a quarter acre of potted baby greens, lettuce heads sitting pleasantly beside other vibrant greenery and a number of peaceful volunteers. A handmade sign on the flower-ridden fence reads: UC Berkeley Student Organic Read More…
School gardens are outdoor classrooms where learning happens through trial and error and hands-on experiences. Their benefits are numerous, substantiated by an abundance of research and anecdotal evidence.