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This gardening app has a human touch

This gardening app has a human touch | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

Developed by Scot Nelson, a plant pathologist at the University of Hawaii’s College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Rescources (UH-CTAHR), The Plant Doctor is an interactive smartphone app that helps users accurately identify and manage plant pests and diseases.

It’s not the first app that can help pinpoint plant diseases, but it is unique in that you get the diagnosis from a living person, not to mention an expert on the subject. And it’s free

 


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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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Chicago Botanic Garden School garden?

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Planting seeds: Youth learning about service, helping others

Planting seeds: Youth learning about service, helping others | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it
Dru Grismore hasn’t done much gardening in his five years of life, but on Sunday, he was learning everything he could about how to plant and grow lettuce while attending Global Youth Service Day at the Bloomington-Normal Boys & Girls Club in Bloomington.
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Kids garden ideas

Kids garden ideas | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

Wonderful collection of photos of creations for childrens gardens. Borrow some inspiration or trigger your own.

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Watch Your Garden Grow : Vegetable Directory

Watch Your Garden Grow : Vegetable Directory | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

A directory of vegetables from the University of Illinois Extension.


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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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Less expensive than buying flats.
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Starting  seeds  in  doors  
When sowing  seeds  this  a  excellent  guide  extensive  guide   -  seeds only  two  things.
(1) Warmth  
(2)  Moisture 
This  is  because  at  the  early  stages  of  development the  seed  coating needs  to  break  down until  the  first  petiole  break  through  the soil.
Hence  that  why  the  soil  needs  to   loose  for  the  roots  to develop 
Then  when  its  develop its  third  leaf  it  should  be  repotted  until  it  ready  to  be  planted  out 
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Arbor Day Resources 2016

Arbor Day Resources 2016 | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it
Arbor Day is celebrated in Illinois on April 29, 2016. Across the United States Arbor Day is mostly a spring event, but some states celebrate Arbor Day in other months. The first Arbor Day took place on April 10, 1872 in Nebraska. It was started by Julius Sterling Morton. His son, Joy Morton founded the Morton Arboretum in Lisle, Illinois. The following are some Arbor Day related web sites that celebrate the beauty and value of trees.
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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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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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Schools need to grow their own gardens, says this lunch lady

Schools need to grow their own gardens, says this lunch lady | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

What better way for schoolchildren to get in touch with their food than to have them learn how to grow it?

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Teaching with Terrariums!

Teaching with Terrariums! | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it
Sarah P. Education Specialist My daughter has been studying the water cycle at school, so I decided it would be the perfect time to plant a couple of terrariums for our house. What is a terrarium? …
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Outdoor learning lab at Dallas, TX school boosts test scores

Outdoor learning lab at Dallas, TX school boosts test scores | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it
At Kramer Elementary, fifth graders are taking science class outdoors for some hands-on learning.
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Making the case for school gardens as classrooms

Making the case for school gardens as classrooms | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

Gardening should be taught in schools, and not just because food is kind of important.

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School gardens as classrooms.

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Austin, Texas kid grows food to feed families in need

Austin, Texas kid grows food to feed families in need | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

Ian McKenna loves helping others, and now he’s getting grants to help him achieve his goal of feeding people in need.

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Cultivate Health initiative helps the school garden movement grow

Cultivate Health initiative helps the school garden movement grow | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it
Spring is in the air and gardens are on our minds — specifically, school gardens aimed at improving the health and well-being of children.
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Successful Container Gardens

Successful Container Gardens | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

A guide for choosing a container, selecting soil mixes, choosing and combining plants, fertilizing, watering and grooming basics.

 

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Gardening containers?
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Vegetable Gardening Glossary

Vegetable Gardening Glossary | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

A listing of vegetable gardening terms

 

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Slow Food USA's School Garden Guide

Slow Food USA's School Garden Guide | 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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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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Painting with Veggies

Painting with Veggies | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

For little ones, this project is easy and fun to do with a grown-up and provides opportunities to identify colors and start learning about plant parts. Older kids can use new kitchen tools (with adult supervision) and discuss what is really a fruit or a vegetable.

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Arizona Schools recycle McDonald’s coffee grounds in school gardens

Arizona Schools recycle McDonald’s coffee grounds in school gardens | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it
Cave Creek Unified School District’s Horseshoe Trails Elementary School is partnering with McDonald’s of Cave Creek to recycle coffee grounds for their garden.
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Coffee ground compost
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Kimbal Musk is Changing the Food System One School Garden at a Time

Kimbal Musk is Changing the Food System One School Garden at a Time | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it
Through his nonprofit, The Kitchen Community, entrepreneur Kimbal Musk is trying to build a better food system for future generations. He's starting with school gardens.
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Changing the food system one at a time.
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Oroville, CA School aims to bring students outside with garden

Oroville, CA School aims to bring students outside with garden | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

A sunny February day with a breeze in the air made for perfect weather for community members, students and teachers working to add a compost to the garden at the Hearthstone School.

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Health (and business) grow at El Paso School garden

Health (and business) grow at El Paso garden
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Students in Batavia, Ohio learn about aeroponic gardens

Students in Batavia, Ohio learn about aeroponic gardens | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it
Students at Days of Wonder school in Batavia are taking part in the growing cycle of fresh produce, from seed to salad.
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Master Gardener: Bugs don't bug kids

Master Gardener:  Bugs don't bug kids | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

When we teach insect identification classes to green industry professionals and Master Gardener volunteers, reactions vary. Just as many of our workshop participants are disgusted by insects as are fascinated by them.

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Bugs don't bug kids.