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The Great Plant Escape

The Great Plant Escape | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

Help Detective Leplant and his partners Bud and Sprout unlock the mysteries of plant life.

 

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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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Chicago Botanic Garden School garden?

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Its cool :)
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Its beneficial
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Nature Works Everywhere: Apply for School Grant

Nature Works Everywhere: Apply for School Grant | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

The Nature Works Everywhere program periodically awards
grants to schools to help fund projects such as green infrastructure.

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Don't eat produce from any Portland school garden, officials warn

Don't eat produce from any Portland school garden, officials warn | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

The warning came in the section of a weekly update devoted to the topic of lead in school water, but it did not explicitly say that lead was the source of the risk from fruits and vegetables grown on school grounds. 

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Life Lab: School Garden Lessons & Activities

Life Lab: School Garden Lessons & Activities | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it
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Not the first time for school gardens?
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wonderful
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School Gardening 101

School Gardening 101 | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

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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Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, March 17, 2015 7:38 AM

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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Nation's first K-8 urban farm school teaches kids how to grow their own food

Nation's first K-8 urban farm school teaches kids how to grow their own food | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it
Golden Bridges urban farm school is being built in San Francisco, California at 203 Cotter Street, with an innovative, plant-covered Living Building design.

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Liberty Arts Magnet Students in Lima, Ohio Learn Science, Social Studies through Herbs

Liberty Arts Magnet Students in Lima, Ohio Learn Science, Social Studies through Herbs | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

As part of the Arts Integration project, 2nd graders painted pots inspired by abstract artwork, used the five senses to study herbs, and learned how to pair them with different foods.

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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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Good Martin Luther King Jr. day idea for next year. Why wait?
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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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Green bean tepee?
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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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It's that time of the year! 
 
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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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Gardening as a child may lead college students to eat more veggies

Gardening as a child may lead college students to eat more veggies | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it
As researchers nationwide try to get college students to eat healthier foods, they’re finding that gardening may lead to a lasting habit of eating more fruits and vegetables.
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Gardening classes lead to college students who eat vegetables? 
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Do kids who grow kale eat kale?

Do kids who grow kale eat kale? | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it
It’s back-to-school time in the United States, and for countless children across the nation, it’s also time to get back into the school garden.
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Pousse-t-il des "carottes magiques" dans les jardins scolaires qui améliorent la santé des enfants ? Cet article (en anglais) fait le point sur les vertus supposées et réelles des jardins pédagogiques installés dans les écoles des États-Unis. Leurs promoteurs les voient jouer un rôle essentiel pour compenser les effets de la malbouffe. Les résultats d'études sont moins nets, ils permettent aux enfants de découvrir des légumes, de changer une vision négative, mais jouent peu sur les habitudes de consommation. Pourtant, le rôle de ces jardins reste important, surtout s'ils sont le support d'un vrai travail pédagogique porté par l'ensemble de l'équipe enseignante. A eux seuls ils ne changent pas le monde, mais pris dans une approche plus globale ils influent sur une meilleure relation à l'environnement, sur la perception de la santé, sur l'"empowerment" des jeunes. Pas de carotte magique qui change tout, mais intégré dans une politique globale qui remet la nature proche des enfants, on avance dans la bonne direction. C'est plutôt encourageant.
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Grow kale and eat kale?
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Oregon educators embrace school gardens
as multidisciplinary teaching tool

Oregon educators embrace school gardens<br/>as multidisciplinary teaching tool | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it
Gardening is, for many, a passion to be indulged in on weeknights and weekends — a solace from the day-to-day work world.
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Excellent
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Gardens as a teaching tool?
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Cornell Garden-Based Learning Program | resources for gardeners & educators

Cornell Garden-Based Learning Program | resources for gardeners & educators | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it
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Cornell gardens?
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SWOS gets help from community to build school garden in Cortez, Colorado

SWOS gets help from community to build school garden in Cortez, Colorado | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it
SWOS gets help from community to build school garden
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SWOS builds garden?
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A Garden Club Sprouts At Humboldt Park School in Chicago

A Garden Club Sprouts At Humboldt Park School
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Lovely Ladybugs Unleashed in Ethel A. Jacobsen Elementary School Garden in NJ

Lovely Ladybugs Unleashed in Ethel A. Jacobsen Elementary School Garden in NJ | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it
As the kindergarten and pre-K students at the Ethel A. Jacobsen Elementary School in Surf City learned this year, most ladybugs like to dine on plant-eating insects.
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School Garden Lesson Plan- Growing Garden Companions 

School Garden Lesson Plan- Growing Garden Companions  | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it
Growing Garden Companions
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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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Spring in the air?
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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.

 

University of Illinois Extension

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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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Garden school?
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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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Successful garden?