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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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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