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Celebrate National Pollinator Week

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Celebrate National Pollinator Week June 18-24. Find and plan Pollinator Week Events in your area.
Write your Governor to proclaim Pollinator Week in YOUR state. Download free resources, and more!

 

Pollinator Partnership

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Plant a Seed, Watch it Grow

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A guide on how to begin and maintain a school garden.

 

San Diego Master Gardener Association

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Tricks For Sowing Small Seed

Here's a few helpful tips for planting those tiny seeds.

 

University of Illinois Extension

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Your Guide to Growing Peppers

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The sweet varieties of peppers, especially the bells, traditionally have been by far the most popular in the United States. They are eaten green or ripe and are used for salads, stuffing, soup, stews, relishes and pickling. New developments in color and form have done nothing to dull the popularity of sweet peppers. Hot pepper varieties have also enjoyed a rebirth of popularity recently, mainly due to various ethnic cuisines that use their unique flavors and heat creatively.

 

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Maintain Broccoli for Late Season Harvests

After you have harvested the main head of broccoli, you can still maintain the plant to harvest smaller heads as the season progresses.

 

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Seed Sprout Necklackes Grow With Your Heart 

Seed Sprout Necklackes Grow With Your Heart  | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

These seed necklaces provide just enough moisture and warmth, thanks to a little one’s heart, to sprout a seed. Once you have roots, and a couple of leaves, your seed is ready to transplant to your garden.

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Where Do Butterflies Come From?

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Ever wonder where a butterfly comes from? It comes from a chrysalis (KRIS-uh-liss) which is also called a pupa.

 

Howard Hughes Medical Institute

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Ask a Master Gardener

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Answers to your gardening questions are just a click away. Cook County Extension Master Gardeners will answer your emailed questions.

 

University of Illinois Extension serving Cook County

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Austin School Garden Network | School & Youth Gardening Programs | Austin, TX

Austin School Garden Network | School & Youth Gardening Programs | Austin, TX | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

Top Resource For School Gardening & Nature Opportunities In Austin, TX...

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England MPs: Teach Gardening in Schools

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Cooking and gardening should be taught in schools as part of efforts to promote healthy and sustainable food, MPs have urged.

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Garden Pathways: 101 Ways to Connect Learning to the Garden

Garden Pathways: 101 Ways to Connect Learning to the Garden | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

Gardening Project Map created by Vicki Greenhouse for her 2nd & 3rd grade students in Lincoln, Vermont.

 

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Your Guide to Growing Pumpkins

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Pumpkin is a warm-season vegetable that can be grown throughout much of the United States. Besides being used as jack-o'-lanterns at Halloween, pumpkins are used to make pumpkin butter, pies, custard, bread, cookies and soup.

 

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School Garden Wizard

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A comprehensive guide to school gardening from the US Botanic Garden and the Chicago Botanic Garden.

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Marking Seed Rows With Sand

Using sand to mark your rows is a great way to keep track of where your seeds are planted.

 

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Your Guide to Growing Tomatoes

Your Guide to Growing Tomatoes | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

Hundreds of varieties of tomatoes are now available for the home gardener. They range widely in size, shape, color, plant type, disease resistance and season of maturity.

 

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Flowers On Vine Crops

Make sure you know the difference between the male and female flowers on your vine crops.

 

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NOAA's National Weather Service: Check Your Local Forecast

NOAA's National Weather Service: Check Your Local Forecast | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

Check your local weather forecast.

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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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Five-Minute Film Festival: School Gardens

Five-Minute Film Festival: School Gardens | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

Spring has sprung, and it's time to start thinking about getting outside and planting green things! School gardens are a great way to teach kids hands-on science.

 

Oklahoma School Garden Network

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Cylinder Gardening Basic Information

Cylinder Gardening Basic Information | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

Cylinder Gardening uses bottomless cylinders (1/2 of a 3 or 5 gallon bucket) as small, individual gardens for growing vegetables.

 

Texas AgriLife Extension Service

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