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To Teach Kids about Food, Put Planters in the Playground

To Teach Kids about Food, Put Planters in the Playground | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

The slogan "Think Different" has become a mantra for a generation of Silicon Valley entrepreneurs. So when high-tech-millionaire-turned-restaurateur Kimbal Musk envisioned a network of Learning Gardens for public schools, he didn't settle for the usual framed, raised beds.

 

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

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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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Bowie, Maryland students dig into school garden

Bowie, Maryland students dig into school garden | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it
A group of Bowie middle schoolers have spent the winter months designing a school vegetable garden and hope to share the fruits of their labor with residents in need later this year.
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Decatur, Washington students grow veggies for community gardens

Decatur, Washington students grow veggies for community gardens | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

On an unseasonably warm February day at Decatur High School, agricultural sciences teacher Dan Tedor’s class roams the expansive greenhouse watering the flowers and also the different varieties of vegetables that will soon be transplanted to the Federal Way Community Gardens.

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School Garden Lesson Plan: Journey to the Center of a Seed

School Garden Lesson Plan: Journey to the Center of a Seed | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it
The following activity is from the curriculum guide GrowLab: Activities for Growing Minds. This curriculum brings plant-based explorations to life through 46 lesson plans and hundreds of extension activity ideas that spark students' curiosity about plants and invite them to think and act like scientists.
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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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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.


Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/news/local/health-and-medicine/healthy-choices/article14444882.html#storylink=cpy
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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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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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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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Kids cultivate a healing garden at Seminole Elementary in Florida

Kids cultivate a healing garden at Seminole Elementary in Florida | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

While some kids might think fruits and vegetables come from the supermarket, the kids at Seminole Elementary know better: They grow their own edible garden.


Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/community/miami-dade/west-miami-dade/article13143896.html#storylink=cpy
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19 apps that will turn you into a wilderness expert

19 apps that will turn you into a wilderness expert | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

Do you wonder which species of bird it is that you keep seeing on your backyard fence? Are you curious about what butterflies are visiting your garden? Would you like to know more about the mammals that call your local park home? Thankfully there are plenty of smartphone apps that help you quickly and easily identify flora and fauna, record your findings and learn more about them. Not only that, but a few will even turn you into a citizen scientist.


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Local business replaces Spokane school's stolen shed

Local business replaces Spokane school's stolen shed | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

A Spokane school has a new shed in their garden thanks to the generosity of a local business.The original shed was stolen back in January.

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