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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

KidsGardening: Helping Young Minds Grow | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

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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Time to Plant Onions

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

You can broil 'em, boil 'em, bake 'em and flake 'em; cream 'em, steam 'em, fry 'em and dry 'em. If you are itching to plant something, consider the versatile onion. Late March through early April is the perfect time for planting onions.

 

The Homeowners Column - University of Illinois Extension

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Tips for Getting Your Garden Soil Ready

Tips for Getting Your Garden Soil Ready | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

The ideal garden soil is deep, friable, well drained and has high organic matter content, whether you are dealing with vegetables, flowers, turf or trees. Proper soil preparation provides the basis for good seed germination and subsequent growth of plants.

 

University of Illinois Extension

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Honeysuckle Teepee

Honeysuckle Teepee | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

With its little cushion, our honeysuckle teepee beckons children to come and sit.  Many days there is a child inside, absorbed in a book.  I believe childrens’ gardens should have elements ...

 

kidsingardens.com

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Easy to Make: Row Planting Tool

A planting board is an easy to use tool that can help get the proper spacing when planting seeds or plants in your garden. 

 

K-State Extension

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Growing Veggies in Pots: Select the Right Size

When growing plants in containers, you'll need a full sun location. And you'll need to choose your pot size according to the type of plants that you're growing.

 

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School Greenhouse Guide

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Introducing greenhouse gardening into the classroom enriches the curriculum.

 

Kidsgardening.org

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Benefits of School Gardening

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The article discusses the multiple benefits of school gardening for students, teachers, schools, and communities.

 

education.com

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Plant Broccoli Transplants

Plant Broccoli Transplants | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

Broccoli is a hardy vegetable of the cabbage family that is high in vitamins A and D. It develops best during cool seasons of the year.

 

Watch Your Garden Grow-U of IL Extension

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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

How to Build a Compost Bin | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

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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Growing Asparagus - Durable, Easy to Grow and Even Pretty

Growing Asparagus - Durable, Easy to Grow and Even Pretty | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

Once established asparagus is a hardy, durable perennial. A well-prepared garden patch will last 20 to 30 years. Well worth waiting three years for the first harvest.

 

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Garden bulletin board, by Kids

Garden bulletin board, by Kids | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

Sometimes it takes me a while to remember that most every garden job can be used to teach something. All month I’ve been passing our garden bulletin board and thinking, “Oh dear, that really needs updated!” And then it occurred to me to offer a bulletin board making activity for NEAT day, an hour of enrichment on Friday afternoon.

 

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Children's Gardens in Which to Learn and Grow

A Guide to Planning, Designing, and Building
an Outdoor Garden Classroom.

 

Oklahoma Cooperative Extension

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What's the Difference? Cool Season and Warm Season Crops

If you're just getting started in gardening, it can be confusing to know when to plant vegetable crops.

 

K-State Extension 

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Kindergarten Gardening: What Kids Learn

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What do kids really gain from working and playing in the garden? Here are the skills that kindergarteners learn from all that digging.

 

Education.com

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