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School IPM Curricula

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K-12 Integrated Pest Management Education

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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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How your school could start a garden.

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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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Garden Programs Provide a Buffet of Benefits with a Side of Challenges

Garden Programs Provide a Buffet of Benefits with a Side of Challenges | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it
Garden-based learning has a long history of getting inner-city kids to eat better, but schools can face obstacles to implementing it.
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The blossoming health benefits of school gardens

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Many of the kids who go to John J. Pershing Elementary School in Dallas do not spend much time outdoors. They live in what some would describe as unsafe neighborhoods and their parents often do not let them go outside and play.

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Diggin’ In: Gardens that produce healthy kids in summer

Diggin’ In: Gardens that produce healthy kids in summer | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it
On the long days of summer, gardening is good for kids with time to spend outdoors.
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How to Make Flower Tape Bracelets

An easy to make flower tape bracelet. All you need is painters tape and some plants.
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School gardens offer learning opportunities, fresh produce

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A West Virginia school garden project is providing not only fresh produce, but also a number of learning opportunities for the students.

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Lessons in Dirt: Using a Green Thumb for Learning At Home | Parent Toolkit Blog

Lessons in Dirt: Using a Green Thumb for Learning At Home  | Parent Toolkit Blog | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it
Gardening is a great way to get children to connect with nature and learn more about fresh fruits, vegetables and healthy eating. But that’s not all. These gardens also offer children the opportunity to experience hands-on lessons in science, math and language arts.
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Study: Green space around schools may boost students' mental abilities

Study: Green space around schools may boost students' mental abilities | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

Putting more green space around an elementary school may help students develop some mental abilities, a study suggests.

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Oregon Harvest For Schools Portal - FoodHub: Where food people connect.

Oregon Harvest For Schools Portal - FoodHub: Where food people connect. | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

A tool to help Oregon school food buyers source Oregon-grown fruits and vegetables.

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Hamilton, Ohio school garden continues to grow

Hamilton, Ohio school garden continues to grow | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it
Monday’s dreary weather couldn’t stop students at Brookwood Elementary from harvesting the plants they have been growing over the past six weeks in the school’s garden.
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11 Invaluable Life Lessons Kids Learn From Gardening

11 Invaluable Life Lessons Kids Learn From Gardening | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it
Why I Garden With My Kids (And Why You Should, Too)
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Swap the classroom for the garden and watch students blossom, says learning mentor

Swap the classroom for the garden and watch students blossom, says learning mentor | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

Taking students out of lessons and setting them to work planting potatoes is not an obvious strategy for improving achievement. Yet this is exactly what one secondary school in West Sussex is doing to support students who struggle to manage their behaviour.

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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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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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Garden bars encourage healthy habits in schools

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In several schools within the Madison Metropolitan School District, Farm-to-School AmeriCorps members are introducing elementary school students to new garden bars.
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Owatonna, MN Elementary students help school garden grow over summer months

Owatonna, MN Elementary students help school garden grow over summer months | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

Students at Wilson Elementary School in Owatonna are keeping busy in the summer exercising their green thumbs.

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Bronx teacher uses gardening to change lives of students

Bronx teacher uses gardening to change lives of students | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

He’s not a farmer, but Stephen Ritz said he and his students have grown more than 30,000 pounds of vegetables over the last eight years.

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This Girl Grew a 40-Pound Cabbage That Fed 275 Hungry People

This Girl Grew a 40-Pound Cabbage That Fed 275 Hungry People | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it
And now she's launching youth-run gardens across the country
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Students in Elkins, WV Learn To Grow Food in School Garden

Students in Elkins, WV Learn To Grow Food in School Garden | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

Students from Beverly Elementary are making the connection between growing and eating food.

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Children's gardening experiences grow in Iowa

Children's gardening experiences grow in Iowa | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

LE MARS -- From planting seeds to weeding and thinning plants, children are learning in the Le Mars Hy-Vee One Step Garden. Youngsters attending Le Mars YMCA Day Camp planted a variety of vegetables, including peppers, radishes, carrots, green beans and more.

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Oregon students cultivate a lesson in school garden

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Stayton students cultivate a lesson in school garden
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Let’s Get Growing! 5 Tips for Starting a School Garden

Do you want to start a garden at your school?  With careful planning, your school garden can get off the ground!

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Sprouting healthy habits: Gardens proliferate at Boulder Valley, St. Vrain schools

Sprouting healthy habits: Gardens proliferate at Boulder Valley, St. Vrain schools | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

Teachers from Boulder's Creekside Elementary traveled to California in the summer of 2008 to learn more about the burgeoning school garden movement and participate in workshops on gardens as learning tools.

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Children's Home greenhouse teaches more than gardening

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Children's Home greenhouse in St. Cloud, MN teaches more than gardening

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Research shows value of outdoor learning for school pupils

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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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