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It's Time to Plant Collards

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Collard (also known as tree-cabbage or nonheading cabbage), is a cool-season vegetable green that is rich in vitamins and minerals.

 

Watch Your Garden Grow - University of Illinois Extension

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Spring Garden Prep

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Get the whole family involved in planning your best garden ever with these 10 easy steps.

 

A Garden Life

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Purple Vegetables from the Garden add Fun, Nutrition to Meals

Purple Vegetables from the Garden add Fun, Nutrition to Meals | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

With names like Purple Passion, Purple Majesty or Purple Haze, you might think youre growing a vegetable thats going to land you in the pokey — and not the purple one. But stay mellow.

 

The Denver Post

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Build a Giant Bug

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Ever wanted to own your own giant bug? Well now you can, with these simple instructions you can download and build your own giant dragonfly or giant ant.

 

Amateur Entomologists' Society

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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

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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

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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

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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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Time to Plant Swiss Chard

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Chard will produce fresh white, yellow or red leaf stalks. It is an attractive ornamental that adds color to the vegetable garden.

 

Watch Your Garden Grow -University of Illinois Extension

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At an Urban L.A. School, Nature Grows and Test Scores too

At an Urban L.A. School, Nature Grows and Test Scores too | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

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.

 

L.A. Times

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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

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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

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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.

 

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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

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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 ...

 

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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. 

 

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