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Prepare Now for Spring Gardening

Prepare Now for Spring Gardening | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

"Fall may end this year's gardening season, but it is the perfect time to begin preparations for next year," explained Martha Smith. "Taking care of a few details now means fewer chores, pests, and problems next spring."

 

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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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Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, March 17, 2015 7:35 AM

How your school could start a garden.

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Steps to a Successful Garden Workday

Steps to a Successful Garden Workday | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

Here are some tips to running successful garden workdays.

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Creating a Pollinator Garden

You don't need a lot of space to start a pollinator garden. Even a few containers can attract perusing pollinators.

 

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Urban students grow food at Los Angeles school garden

Urban students grow food at Los Angeles school garden | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

John C. Fremont High School students hold a beet grown in the school's Gardening Apprenticeship Program plot on the campus south of downtown Los Angeles.



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Sowing Gardens, and Growing Kids Who Love Them

Sowing Gardens, and Growing Kids Who Love Them | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it
Imagine this: A bright, sunny fall day in the Smoky Mountains of Western North Carolina. Fresh, organic greens, lovingly raised in Cherokee Central Schools’ garden, and harvested that same day.
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Love of literature grows deep in school literary garden

Love of literature grows deep in school literary garden | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

Seeds from the bittersweet vine in Willa Cather’s novel “One of Ours” and mint mentioned in Ernest Hemingway’s story “Summer People” are among the plants ready to take root in a circle of soil around a red brick wall in the courtyard at West Bloomfield High School.

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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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Press Backyard Flowers and Leaves

Press Backyard Flowers and Leaves | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it
Encourage a sense of wonder in young scientists at home by going on a backyard plant exploration to collect leaves and flowers to press and preserve. Make a guide to the plants growing in your garden and landscape or use pressed flowers and dried leaves to inspire a host of art and gift projects, including notecards, bookmarks, and placemats.
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Cultivating Communities through School Gardens

Cultivating Communities through School Gardens | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

Grow Your Own! was born in 2012 to address a problem: Local teachers and parents were building school gardens that were lying empty from disuse. The mission of GYO! thus became support for school gardens and their leaders through guidance, curriculum, and resources to foster gardens that were at the same time beautiful, educational, and functional.

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Apply for a School Garden Grant from Whole Kids Foundation

Apply for a School Garden Grant from Whole Kids Foundation | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it
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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L.A. schools teach kids to deal with the drought

L.A. schools teach kids to deal with the drought | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it
If you’re a teacher, a garden is a gift that can generate endless assignments and lesson plans.

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How A Great Teacher Cultivates Veggies (And Kids) In The Bronx — In 17 Photos

How A Great Teacher Cultivates Veggies (And Kids) In The Bronx — In 17 Photos | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

How A Great Teacher Cultivates Veggies (And Kids) In The Bronx

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7 Thoughts on Funding Your School Garden Project

7 Thoughts on Funding Your School Garden Project | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

At GardenABCs, we regularly get asked by folks where to find grants and funds to start and maintain gardens, so we thought we’d share some experiences and perhaps
dispel some misconceptions:

 

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Education World: STEM News Roundup: Best Makerspace Tools, Resources

Education World: STEM News Roundup: Best Makerspace Tools, Resources | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it
This week in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math), Edutopia helps educators best design a makerspace this year, IBM’s good intentions cause controversy and California officials argue that coding should be considered math.
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How did that get on my Thanksgiving Day plate?

How did that get on my Thanksgiving Day plate? | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it
Ever wonder where your Thanksgiving Day dinner came from? Here is a hint: a farm! Read about how some of the turkey day classics made it to your plate! Includes lesson plans, recommended books, videos and more. 
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Growing vegetables and test scores: Local schools dig learning gardens

Growing vegetables and test scores: Local schools dig learning gardens | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it
Learning gardens offer students and teachers a reason other than recess to go outside during the school day.
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School gardens become teaching tools

School gardens become teaching tools | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it
School gardens become teaching tools
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School gardens used for instruction are on the rise nationwide, and with them, student engagement and test scores, according to a recent study.

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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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Grow It, Study It, Eat It!

Here’s a fun way to give your students an edible botany lesson. It’s one that can easily be adapted to various grade levels.

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2016 Youth Garden Grant Application

2016 Youth Garden Grant Application | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

National Gardening Association's 2016 Youth Garden Grant Application is open until December 1.

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Gardening Grannies: Over the Mountain Women Cultivate at Riverchase Elementary in Hoover, Alabama

Gardening Grannies: Over the Mountain Women Cultivate at Riverchase Elementary in Hoover, Alabama | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

Betty Daigle and Dolly Walker have been affectionately dubbed the Gardening Grannies by the faculty and staff at Riverchase Elementary School.

Both Master Gardeners, the women are not only deft with a spade and a hoe, they also must accumulate at least 25 volunteer hours a year to maintain their Master Gardner certification.

 

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School gardens fight hunger in developing countries

School gardens fight hunger in developing countries | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

Governments and private groups are seeing the potential of school gardens to help overcome a nutritional crisis.

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Discovering Our Food System

Discovering Our Food System | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

Discovering our Food System is an interdisciplinary, community-based exploration of the people and processes that shape our food system. Rooted in the places we live, eat, work, learn, and play, DFS will help youth better understand what the food system means to them, how it affects their community and their health, and ways in which they can influence the food system.

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Resources for educating about food systems

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Trafalgar Middle School’s garden in Florida club grows a community

Trafalgar Middle School’s garden in Florida club grows a community | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

In the last two years, about 10,000 pounds have been harvested for needy families and soup kitchens. This year for the first time, these vegetables will be included in the school lunch program. Soil-test samples were sent to the University of Florida extension.

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