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New App Teaches Kids about Gardening

New App Teaches Kids about Gardening | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

A new electronic game from UNC-TV and North Carolina Cooperative Extension is designed to get kids interested in spending time outdoors growing their own fruits and vegetables.

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Midsummer Vegetable Gardens

Midsummer Vegetable Gardens | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

Are you enjoying the "fruits of your labor" from your vegetable garden this summer? Rhonda Ferree, University of Illinois Extension educator, horticulture, provides tips to ensure you'll have fresh produce well into the fall.

 

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U of I Master Gardener: Student Gardens let Kids Plant the Seed, Reap the Harvest

U of I Master Gardener: Student Gardens let Kids Plant the Seed, Reap the Harvest | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

Gardening offers children experiential learning opportunities in a wide array of academic disciplines, including natural and social sciences, language arts (garden journaling), visual arts (garden design), and math.

 

Gardening | Idahostatesman.com

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Unemployed Teens Give School Garden a Facelift

Unemployed Teens Give School Garden a Facelift | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

Pupils and staff at a Dover primary school have heaped praise on a group of unemployed young people who have renovated their garden play area.

 

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Dealing with Aphids in the Garden

Aphids are a common garden pest found on a wide variety of plants in the garden.

 

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Q & A in the Vegetable Garden

Q & A in the Vegetable Garden | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

Gardeners need basic tools: hoes, trowels, gloves, etc. No tool is as essential as a resilient spirit. We vacillate from grandeur and glory to headache and heartbreak all in one season and sometimes all in one day. Just about the time we think we have it figured out, the game and the players change. Here are a few common questions (or personal growth opportunities) about growing a vegetable garden.

 

The Homeowners Column: University of Illinois Extension

 

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Teaching Kids about Water Conservation

Teaching Kids about Water Conservation | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

Did you know there is as much water in the world today as there was millions of years ago? Actually, it is the very same water recycled through the hydrologic cycle.

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Pollinator Live: A Distance Learning Adventure

Pollinator Live: A Distance Learning Adventure | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

Pollinator Live: A distance learning adventure for grades 4-8.

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Food Gardening: Gardening with Children

Food Gardening: Gardening with Children | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

As the saying goes, more than a seed is planted in a garden. Children can learn not just about how natural systems work in a garden—what critters and plants live where and what do they need to survive, but also about themselves.

 

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Pruning and Staking Tomatoes

Pruning and Staking Tomatoes | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

The main goal of pruning and staking tomatoes is to keep fruits off the ground, protect the fruit from sunburn and get a decent crop.

 

U of IL Extension

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The Private Life of Plants, Growing, Photosynthesis at work

The Private Life of Plants, Growing, Photosynthesis at work | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

Leaves are the food making factories for all plants.

 

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Composting Central

Composting Central | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

Resources for the composting of yard and garden waste, livestock manure and food scraps.

 

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A Teaching Garden Levels The Playing Field

A Teaching Garden Levels The Playing Field | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

 One thing that I’ve found throughout my teaching career and especially in the last few months, with the installation of our American Heart Association Teaching Garden is that outdoor learning is an important part of children’s development.

 

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Applying Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) to Farm-to-School and School Gardens.

Applying Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) to Farm-to-School and School Gardens. | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

This webinar will define the term GAPs and explain how they can be applied in school gardens and school nutrition programs. Hear from farm-to-school and school garden experts and find out what is happening in schools around the country. Learn what potential barriers you may encounter while sourcing or growing produce and strategies to safely bring fresh produce into your program.

 

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Flavor Is the Price of Tomatoes’ Scarlet Hue, Geneticists Say

Flavor Is the Price of Tomatoes’ Scarlet Hue, Geneticists Say | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

A gene mutation that breeders latched onto because it makes a tomato uniformly red also stifles genes that contribute to its taste, researchers say.

 

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Jana_keller's comment, July 6, 2012 8:29 PM
Just grow kitchen garden tomatoes, do NOT buy grocery store 'industrial' mass grown tomatoes. Heritage if you are really keen! and ANTICIPATE the process from seeding to seedlings to planting to tending to harvest, and preserving! Oh, and the eating during the BEST times too!
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Growing Goodness: Win a School Garden

Growing Goodness: Win a School Garden | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

Whether you're just getting started or already knee-deep in your school garden, Annie's wants to help you connect kids with homegrown food! Deadline: June 30

 

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What Local Gardens Offer Kids

What Local Gardens Offer Kids | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

Area school programs and community gardens offer resources for little ones...

 

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Heat Brings Problems for Vegetables

Heat Brings Problems for Vegetables | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

Bad tempers and bad hair. High electrical bills and low motivational ills. Just a few of our symptoms from too much time spent in too much heat. Our garden vegetables also suffer from outrageous heat.

 

University of Illinois Extension

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School Gardening: Impacts, Benefits,Student Development

Gardening is a valuable tool for a variety of settings and content areas.

 

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Webcast: The Insect Zoo in Your Schoolyard

Webcast: The Insect Zoo in Your Schoolyard | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

One out of every three bites of food arrives on our tables as the result of a pollinator. What is pollination and how does it work?

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Green Thumbs: Teaching Garden Project Hopes to Instill Good Habits at a Young Age

Green Thumbs: Teaching Garden Project Hopes to Instill Good Habits at a Young Age | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

Obesity rates are climbing and threatening the health of millions of children. The American Heart Association’s Teaching Garden program is designed to encourage students to be aware of what they are eating and make healthy choices.

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National Junior Horticulture Association

National Junior Horticulture Association | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

A national program that helps young people develop skills in and obtain an understanding of horticulture.

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Winter Squash: Easy to Grow and Good for You

Winter Squash: Easy to Grow and Good for You | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

Winter squash are easy to grow, have high nutritional value, and some kinds store well for several months.

 

University of Minnesota Extension

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Watch Me Grow Program

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Decatur, IL preschoolers stretched out on their blankets in Garman Park, happily listening to Sierra Brown of Golden Oldies Farm in Macon and approaching her to taste-test the carrots, snow peas and greens she brought along. The Watch Me Grow Program hopes to teach kids about planting and eating fresh veggies.

 

Decatur Herald

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