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Seed to Salad Program

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Welcome to Seed to Salad, an adaptable project that genuinely engages young people in growing salad gardens of their own.

 

Cornell Garden-Based Learning

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Sources and Impacts of Contaminants in Soils

Soils are formed by the decomposition of rock and organic matter over many years. Soil properties vary from place to place with differences in bedrock composition, climate, and other factors. At times, the amounts of some soil elements and other substances may exceed levels recommended for the health of humans, animals, or plants. Certain chemical elements occur naturally in soils as components of minerals, yet may be toxic at some concentrations. Other potentially harmful substances may end up in soils through human activities.

 

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Family Matters: With Children, How Does Your Garden Grow?

Family Matters: With Children, How Does Your Garden Grow? | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

Many children love to dig and play in the dirt, so planting a flower or vegetable garden is a perfect activity that can be done in a day.

 

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Time to Plant Mustard

Time to Plant Mustard | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

Mustard is a quick-to-mature, easy-to-grow, cool-season vegetable for greens or salads

 

Watch Your Garden Grow - University of Illinois Extension

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Sesame Street: Mrs. Obama Plants a Garden with Elmo

Sesame Street: Mrs. Obama Plants a Garden with Elmo | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

Elmo and friends plant a garden with the First Lady, Michelle Obama.

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My Garden School Meals Resource

The My Garden School Meals Resource is designed to teach school nutrition professionals how to link their school meal program with the school garden.

 

Michigan Department of Education

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Illinois Farm to School Program

Illinois Farm to School Program | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

Illinois Farm to School program provides youth, K-12, with access to nutritious meals, while supporting local farmers and communities. This program provides children with fresh, local food, and helps them understand where their food comes from and how food choices affect their health, environment and community.

 

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Drink Bottles Recycled Today in Times Square will be Converted into a School Garden

Drink Bottles Recycled Today in Times Square will be Converted into a School Garden | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

Turn trash into a school garden in Harlem by recycling drink bottles in Times Square today.

 

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Biology of Plants for Kids

Biology of Plants for Kids | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

Learn about plant parts, pollination and seed dispersal.

 

Missouri Botanical Garden

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Identifying and Enhancing Natural Enemies in Vegetable Crops

A thirty minute video about how to identify and enhance natural enemies. The video also includes strategies for habitat management.

 

Ohio State

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The Learning Garden

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The Learning Garden is a model example of how school gardens can transform the lives of students and teachers and the environment of their community.

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Seeds of Change® To Donate 25 Million Seeds To Support Organic School Gardens

Seeds of Change® To Donate 25 Million Seeds To Support Organic School Gardens | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

Seeds of Change®, an organic seed and food company, is celebrating spring with the launch of the "Sowing Millions, Growing Minds" initiative and will donate 25 million seeds to help school children nationwide plant organic school gardens.

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Former Dawes Teacher, Recognized for School Garden Program

Former Dawes Teacher, Recognized for School Garden Program | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

Chicago resident Lynn Hyndman could not stay away from teaching after her 26-year tenure as a science lab teacher at Dawes Elementary School.

For the past nine years, she has educated District 65 students about the importance of eating healthy by maintaining a school garden program.

 

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Soil Contaminants and Best Practices for Healthy Gardens

Soil quality is affected by many factors, including past and present land use and nearness to pollution sources. Soil test results and site history can provide information to guide efforts to improve garden quality and protect the health of gardeners, their families, and others in the community.

 

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Tips for Trouble-Free Tomatoes

Somehow, millions manage to grow gazillions every year. They say the devil is in the details when
growing this fruit of the gods. Here are a dozen details that make it work and how.

 

Wisconsin Extension

 

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Square Foot Gardening Makes the Task a Joy

Square Foot Gardening Makes the Task a Joy | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

Square foot gardening, as taught by Mel Bartholomew, has become one of the most popular methods of home gardening because it is simple and cost-effective. Here's all you need to know to get started.

 

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Sesame Street: City Garden

Sesame Street: City Garden | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

Kids show off their neighborhood garden.

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Grow to Learn NYC: The Citywide School Gardens Initiative

Grow to Learn NYC: The Citywide School Gardens Initiative | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

A public-private partnership created to promote school gardens in New York City. Information for how to start, maintain and fund school gardens is provided.

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Safety in the School Garden

Safety in the School Garden | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

Gardening is fun and can be a great way to get students interested in learning! But first consider these safety issues.

 

CA Department of Education

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Teaching Kids to Reap the Benefits of Veggies

Teaching Kids to Reap the Benefits of Veggies | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

Here, in a small classroom at Awbury Arboretum in Germantown, the kids have no idea what black-seeded means or who Simpson was.

 

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Examples of Gardening Based Educational Activities

Examples of Gardening Based Educational Activities | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

There are a whole myriad of ways in which the national curriculum can be delivered through school gardening. Here we give you just a flavour of what’s possible and include some useful links to more resources.

 

Gardening with Children-UK

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Vegetable Diseases | The Wisconsin Gardener | WPT Video

Vegetable Diseases | The Wisconsin Gardener | WPT Video | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

Brian Hudelson, plant pathologist teaches us how to identify and prevent vegetable plant diseases.

 

The Wisconsin Gardener

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Sesame Street: Garden Cooperation

For more videos and games check out our new website at http://www.sesamestreet.org In this video we see that making a garden takes cooperation.

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Jamba Juice and the National Gardening Association Announce Annual Grant Awards for Community and Youth Garden Programs

Jamba Juice and the National Gardening Association Announce Annual Grant Awards for Community and Youth Garden Programs | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

Jamba Juice Company together with the National Gardening Association (NGA), announced the 2012 recipients of the Jamba(R) "It's All About the Fruit and Veggies" Grant Award Program.

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Mud Baron, an Evangelical Force in School Gardens

Mud Baron, an Evangelical Force in School Gardens | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

It’s not easy to keep pace with the youth gardening evangelist Mud Baron — in the real world or the virtual one. To keep up, you need to relentlessly advocate for schoolyard gardens full of food and flowers. You need be a constant presence on Twitter. (He has more than 24,000 followers.) You need to schlep all over Southern California to collect seeds. And you need to be willing to make people mad, to push teenagers to get dirty and to nudge companies to make donations.

 

L.A. Times

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