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Junior Master Gardener Program

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The Junior Master Gardener (JMG) program is growing good kids by igniting a passion for learning, success and service.

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California School Garden Network

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California School Garden Network
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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.

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Jessica Vega's comment, April 23, 8:13 PM
this a good idea to get students involve eating healthy. some students get excited to eat something that they grow themselves. another things it's because they learn about how a garden is being grown so you are not only teaching them to eat healthy but they are also learning about growth.
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this a good idea to get students involve eating healthy. some students get excited to eat something that they grow themselves. another things it's because they learn about how a garden is being grown so you are not only teaching them to eat healthy but they are also learning about growth. 

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New and Improved Resources Available for Incubation and Embryology Program

New and Improved Resources Available for Incubation and Embryology Program | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it
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Gardens in United States Schools Can Help Childhood Obesity

Gardens in United States Schools Can Help Childhood Obesity | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it
Gardens that can teach about biology, horticulture and healthy eating could also be an important step in helping curb the epidemic of childhood obesity in the United States. In fact, experts agree ...
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Grand Blanc, MI kindergartners turn weed-infested school courtyard into garden

Grand Blanc, MI kindergartners turn weed-infested school courtyard into garden | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it
Suzanne Perlin's kindergarten class has transformed the weed-infested courtyard at Grand Blanc's Cook Elementary into a garden that can be enjoyed by the students on Friday.
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How to Make a Mobile Planter

For a school with limited green space that's looking for a flexible way to grow food or other plants, building a garden on wheels is a practical solution. 

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School gardens grow kids' physical activity levels

School gardens grow kids' physical activity levels | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

To get schoolchildren moving, uproot them from classrooms into school gardens, concludes a two-year Cornell study of 12 elementary schools in five New York regions.

 

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Urban Community Gardeners' Knowledge and Perceptions of Soil Contaminant Risks

Urban Community Gardeners' Knowledge and Perceptions of Soil Contaminant Risks | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it
PLOS ONE: an inclusive, peer-reviewed, open-access resource from the PUBLIC LIBRARY OF SCIENCE. Reports of well-performed scientific studies from all disciplines freely available to the whole world.
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School garden teaches more than how to make things grow

School garden teaches more than how to make things grow | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it
The idea behind the garden is that no matter what the students are learning in the classroom, they can take it and learn it out here.
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Resources for School Farmers' Markets

Resources for School Farmers' Markets | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

Imagine a school vegetable stand in a low income community that lacks access to fresh food . . . an after-school farmers’ market where students share in the profits from selling their homegrown goods.

 

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How to Grow a School Garden - Book Review

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How to grow a School Garden. A Complete Guide for Parents and Teachers by Arden Bucklin - Sporer and Rachel Kathleen Pringle
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Compass Green - A School Garden on Wheels

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Just two weeks into its Spring tour, non-profit Compass Green, an innovative, out-of-the-box/in-the-box, school garden on wheels has already surpassed its 1,000 student mark. Compass Green is a fully functional greenhouse built in the back of an 18ft. box truck...
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Fruits and veggies aplenty will optimize health

Fruits and veggies aplenty will optimize health | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it
New research finds the typically recommended five-a-day isn't enough to keep common diseases at bay.
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Grow It, Try It, Like It! | Food and Nutrition Service

Grow It, Try It, Like It! | Food and Nutrition Service | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

Grow It, Try It, Like It! Preschool Fun with Fruits and Vegetables is a garden-themed nutrition education kit for child care center staff that introduces children to: three fruits - peaches, strawberries, and cantaloupe, and three vegetables - spinach, sweet potatoes, and crookneck squash.

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Berkeley, CA school garden grows biz model to stay afloat

Berkeley, CA school garden grows biz model to stay afloat | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it
School to tap UC Berkeley business students to sell food from 15,000 square foot garden
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Junior Master Gardener Program: More Dirt Might Promote Eating More Veggies

Junior Master Gardener Program: More Dirt Might Promote Eating More Veggies | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it
To maintain the nutrition in your vegetables, be sure to remember your “three R’s.”
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School Garden Wizard

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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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Grade-school gardening Curriculum at Leverett, MA Elementary School includes greenhouse project

Grade-school gardening Curriculum at Leverett, MA Elementary School includes greenhouse project | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it
Last fall, fourth-graders working in the Leverett Elementary School greenhouse planted garlic — and were amazed to discover that, like
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Unlock the secrets of keyhole gardens

Unlock the secrets of keyhole gardens | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it
Raise vegetables, herbs and more in a compact space using this growing trend that is both simple and sustainable.
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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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Soil Safety Resource Guide for Urban Food Growers

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Innovative ideas for school gardens

Innovative ideas for school gardens | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it
The number of school gardens are increasing each year. People are realizing how gardens can not only be an effective teaching tool to promote healthy lifestyles, but can be used to fulfill many oth...
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Alice Waters’ edible garden movement grows in Chicago

Alice Waters’ edible garden movement grows in Chicago | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it
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Slow Food USA's School Garden Guide

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Baltimore school teaches healthy eating early

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A new program that was launched Tuesday at a Baltimore City school is aiming to get children started on healthy eating early.
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USDA: Recipes for Healthy Kids

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Apples Vs. Oranges: Google Tool Offers Ultimate Nutrition Smackdown

Apples Vs. Oranges: Google Tool Offers Ultimate Nutrition Smackdown | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it
Lawyers may tell you not to compare apples with oranges. But Google's new tool allows you to compare the nutrition of any food in a huge government database. You might even learn something surprising.
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interesting artical makes me want to eat oranges more then apples