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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.

 

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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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Lesson Plan: A Garden Plot The Tale of Peter Rabbit

Lesson Plan: A Garden Plot The Tale of Peter Rabbit | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

This unit for K-1 uses The Tale of Peter Rabbit and other stories by Beatrix Potter as a vehicle to teach reading, writing, and science concepts. This unit encourages students to think about where their food comes from, distinguish between fact and fiction, observe roots and soil, and write about personal experiences they have while caring for the personal gardens they create.

 

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My First Garden: Garden Gallery

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A gallery of children's gardens from across the US.

 

University of Illinois Extension

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You Are the Ruler - Garden Measuring

You Are the Ruler - Garden Measuring | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

Our hands and feet are useful for measuring in the garden. Because each of us is different, find out how your finger and feet compare to numbers on a ruler!

 

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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.

 

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USDA Makes Grants Available for Farm to School Programs

USDA Makes Grants Available for Farm to School Programs | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

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

It's Time to Plant Cabbage | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

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

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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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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.

 

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Detroit Public Schools Kick Off Initiative to Create 45 School Gardens

Detroit Public Schools Kick Off Initiative to Create 45 School Gardens | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

DPS kicks off initiative to create 45 school gardens to teach students about nutrition, composting, sustainability and more, while expanding access to fresh fruits and vegetables.

 

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Start Your Own Garden Checklist

Here are 10 steps to start your own garden. Be sure to get kids involved in the planning and preparation: Have them grab their notebooks, pencils, measuring tape, and a small shovel and head out to your future garden spot. Answer these questions and record your information

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Your Garden Journal

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Start a garden journal. A garden journal is your own personal diary of what happened in your garden. It will be a daily record of your achievements from year to year and of the changes you've made to your garden. It's also a great way to record how much you've learned from the very first time you planted a garden to now.

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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

Kids Gardening Activities from Melinda Myers | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

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

The Troy Howard Middle School Garden Project | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

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

It's Time to Plant Collards | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

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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