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Helpful Resources for School Gardeners from the University of Illinois Extension
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Grow It, Try It, Like It! | Food and Nutrition Service

Grow It, Try It, Like It! | Food and Nutrition Service | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

Grow It, Try It, Like It! Preschool Fun with Fruits and Vegetables is a garden-themed nutrition education kit for child care center staff that introduces children to: three fruits - peaches, strawberries, and cantaloupe, and three vegetables - spinach, sweet potatoes, and crookneck squash.

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Daffodils: Q & A: Iowa State University Extension and Outreach

Home gardeners welcome daffodils as a sign of spring. However, they often have questions about when to plant and how to manage foliage after spring blooming. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulture specialists share information about daffodil care.
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Thumbs up for green-thumb schools: Gardening teaches kids math, science and healthy eating

Thumbs up for green-thumb schools: Gardening teaches kids math, science and healthy eating | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it
Recognizing the skills that come from gardening, Oregon and nonprofit organizations offer information and grants to schools to support campus gardens.
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Granny's Garden School

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Granny's Garden School develops, promotes and supports hands-on learning experiences through school-based, garden and nature focused programs to help children experience nature, the satisfaction of growing their own food and to appreciate the simple pleasure of picking a flower.
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Aeroponic Tower Garden Boosts Florida School's Science Curriculum

Aeroponic Tower Garden Boosts Florida School's Science Curriculum | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it
MULBERRY | Excitement about fruits and vegetables is growing at Purcell Elemen-tary.
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This is a great way to grow plants for people,who have no access to soil or garden areas. It's compact, uses very little water and can even be used indoors. 

 

The the Herb Cottage is now marketing these innovative gardens. For more information, please go to: https://cmeredith.towergarden.com

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Millburn School in Wadswoth, IL hopes to grow its educational gardens

Millburn School in Wadswoth, IL hopes to grow its educational gardens | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it
Millburn School and Community Garden is raising funds to increase the educational opportunities associated with the garden to include an outdoor "classroom." Educators say gardening can improve test scores in math and other areas and promotes teamwork.
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Lessons | Cornell Garden-Based Learning

Lessons | Cornell Garden-Based Learning | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it
Here we've gathered our garden-based activities appropriate for one afternoon, a six week project, or to incorporate into a longer program.   Formats vary from
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Cornell University: Children, gardens, and lead

Cornell University: Children, gardens, and lead | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it
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Taking lead into the human body can be a serious health problem. In the urban environment, young children, pregnant women, and nursing mothers can be exposed to lead from many different sources.

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Grow It Eat It | University of Maryland Extension

Grow It Eat It | University of Maryland Extension | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

Maryland's Food Gardening Network

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Gardening As Exercise For Children

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A new study has found that gardening and specific garden-based programs could help engage children in physical activity and promote a healthier lifestyle.
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School gardens in Bell Gardens, CA feed a community

School gardens in Bell Gardens, CA feed a community | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it
Karen Segura dug her hands deep into the soil of an onion patch at Bell Gardens Intermediate School as cars zipped past the nearly empty schoolyard. The 14-year-old was busy uprooting weeds in the...
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Students contribute to garden project through service-learning courses

Students contribute to garden project through service-learning courses | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it
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A Guide to Controlling Insects in the School Garden

A Guide to Controlling Insects in the School Garden | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it
One of the most challenging aspects of growing a garden in a school setting is pest management. Planting, watering and harvesting are enjoyable gardening activities.
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Apples Vs. Oranges: Google Tool Offers Ultimate Nutrition Smackdown

Apples Vs. Oranges: Google Tool Offers Ultimate Nutrition Smackdown | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it
Lawyers may tell you not to compare apples with oranges. But Google's new tool allows you to compare the nutrition of any food in a huge government database. You might even learn something surprising.
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interesting artical makes me want to eat oranges more then apples

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Hennepin County, MN Master Gardeners show kids how a garden grows

Hennepin County, MN Master Gardeners show kids how a garden grows | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it
Some people garden for the mental escape. Others want inexpensive access to quality vegetables. Braden Uhlmann does it for the dirt.
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Life Lab

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Drawing on over thirty years of work with young people in gardens, Life Lab, a nonprofit organization, has emerged as a national leader in the garden-based learning movement. Through workshops and consultations, we have provided tens of thousands of educators across the country with the inspiration and information necessary to engage young people in gardens and on farms. 

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Vegetable Selection and Growing Guides by Region

Vegetable Selection and Growing Guides by Region | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

Find vegetable selection or growing guide resources that most closely match conditions in your region.

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American Heart Association Teaching Gardens

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Kimbal Musk brings gardens to Chicago schools

Kimbal Musk brings gardens to Chicago schools | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it
Since late 2012, with a $1 million grant from Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel, The Kitchen Community has installed 100 learning gardens in Chicago schools.
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University of Maine Cooperative Extension: Creating Gardens with Youth

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Ask a Master Gardener

Ask a Master Gardener | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

Get  answers to your gardening questions from University of Illinois Extension Master Gardeners.

 

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Maine School Garden Network

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The Maine School Garden Network Connecting Children, Gardens, and Education!

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School Gardens: What's not to like?

School Gardens: What's not to like? | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it
All the good things that happen in school gardens
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The Kindergarten Initiative: Connecting Students and their Families to the Worcester Food Environment

The Kindergarten Initiative: Connecting Students and their Families to the Worcester Food Environment | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it
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Twitter / Gardening_Angel: 500 Sugar snap pea plants. ...

Twitter / Gardening_Angel: 500 Sugar snap pea plants. ... | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

RT @Gardening_Angel: 500 Sugar snap pea plants. 5th graders took it from seed to plate. #schoolgarden #winterharvest http://t.co/tvaUVGDqKd

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