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The Greening of a Food Desert

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Final Report for the Urban Agriculture Project at Dr. Pedro Albizu Campos High School in Chicago.

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A Guide to Growing Common Herbs

A Guide to Growing Common Herbs | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

Tips on growing and preserving herbs.

 

University of Illinois Extension

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Kids Gardening Activities from Melinda Myers

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Melinda Myers, The Plant Doctor, is a Radio and TV Personality based in Milwaukee Wi. Melinda has been seen on Public Television and heard on 620 WTMJ for advice on Gardening, plants, and more.

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The Troy Howard Middle School Garden Project

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The Troy Howard Middle School is a sixth through eighth grade middle school located in Belfast, Maine.

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It's Time to Plant Collards

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Collard (also known as tree-cabbage or nonheading cabbage), is a cool-season vegetable green that is rich in vitamins and minerals.

 

Watch Your Garden Grow - University of Illinois Extension

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Spring Garden Prep

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Get the whole family involved in planning your best garden ever with these 10 easy steps.

 

A Garden Life

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Purple Vegetables from the Garden add Fun, Nutrition to Meals

Purple Vegetables from the Garden add Fun, Nutrition to Meals | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

With names like Purple Passion, Purple Majesty or Purple Haze, you might think youre growing a vegetable thats going to land you in the pokey — and not the purple one. But stay mellow.

 

The Denver Post

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Build a Giant Bug

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Ever wanted to own your own giant bug? Well now you can, with these simple instructions you can download and build your own giant dragonfly or giant ant.

 

Amateur Entomologists' Society

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Gardening in a Changing Climate

David Wolfe, Professor, Department of Horticulture, Cornell University We don’t need to go any farther than our garden to observe the effects of climate change.

 

Cornell Extension

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Grow a School Garden

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Use the garden experience as a first step in developing a child's awareness, confidence, appreciation for and connections to the natural world.

 

Children's Garden Network

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School Sprouts: Birth of a Garden

A Film by Samantha Lyon and the Zanetti Gardeners. Music by Jo Sallins and Antonio 'Elevation' Allen. "Fruits and vegetables are delicious and good for you. ...

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How to Build a Compost Bin

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Composting is a natural biological process where bacteria, fungi and other organisms decompose organic materials such as leaves, grass clippings, and food wastes. The end product is called compost. While composting occurs naturally, the process can be accelerated and improved by human intervention.

 

University of Missouri Extension

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Time to Plant Spinach

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

As I gardener I also love spinach because it is so easy to grow with few insects and diseases. Plus spinach is often the first and last crop of the season. Spinach loves cool weather. Leaves quickly deteriorate during the long hot days of summer.

 

The Homeowners Column - University of Illinois Extension

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Garden Ambassadors, Tour Guides, Rock Stars

Garden Ambassadors, Tour Guides, Rock Stars | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

Another responsibility of our fifth and sixth grade Garden Ambassadors is to give tours.  I work with them on the how’s (shaking hands, making eye contact, friendly smiles) and the what’s (correct and succinct information, good stories, personal anecdotes) of being a good tour guide.

 

kidsingardens.com

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USDA Makes Grants Available for Farm to School Programs

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Food Safety News: USDA Makes Grants Available for Farm to School ProgramsFood Safety Newsby Gretchen Goetz | Apr 19, 2012 Farm to school food programs are set to receive a boost this October in the form of $3.5 million in federal grant money.


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It's Time to Plant Cabbage

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Cabbage is a hardy vegetable that grows especially well in fertile soils. There are various shades of green available, as well as red or purple types. Head shape varies from the standard round to flattened or pointed. Most varieties have smooth leaves, but the Savoy types have crinkly textured leaves.

 

Watch Your Garden Grow - University of Illinois Extension

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Pollinator Live

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Information, programs and webinars about pollinators, gardening, and conservation practices for students and teachers. PollinatorLIVE is geared to students in grades 4 to 8.

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Time to Plant Swiss Chard

Time to Plant Swiss Chard | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

Chard will produce fresh white, yellow or red leaf stalks. It is an attractive ornamental that adds color to the vegetable garden.

 

Watch Your Garden Grow -University of Illinois Extension

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At an Urban L.A. School, Nature Grows and Test Scores too

At an Urban L.A. School, Nature Grows and Test Scores too | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

At Leo Politi Elementary, workers ripped out concrete and planted native flora. The plants attracted insects, which attracted birds, which attracted students, who, fascinated by the nature unfolding before them, learned so much that their science test scores rose sixfold.

 

L.A. Times

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Gardening for children: Sunflower alley

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Gigantic sunflowers are great to look at, but even better to walk through. Plant them on either side of a pathway and make a flower alley to impress friends and family.

 

The Telegraph

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Urban Farms, Urban Agriculture, Urban Garden and Soils

Jonathan Russell-Anelli, Senior Lecturer, Senior Extension Associate, Department of Crop and Soil Sciences, Cornell Urban Soil Considerations for School and Community Gardens.

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History of School Gardens

Constance Carter, head of the Science Reference Section at the Library of Congress, describes the history of the school garden in America .

 

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Starting a School Garden

Chrissa Carlson, the Garden and Nutrition Educator at Baltimore's Hampstead Hill Academy, shows us the steps needed to start a school garden.

 

University of Maryland Extension

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KidsGardening: Helping Young Minds Grow

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National Gardening Association offers the Web's largest and most respected array of gardening content for consumers and educators, ranging from general information and publications to lessons and grants.

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