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Root Vegetables: The Underground Garden

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It is time to shed a little light on those vegetables that grow underground, often called the 'root crops'. Included in this list are vegetables such as carrots, radishes, beets, parsnips, salsify, turnips and rutabaga.

 

University of Illinois Extension

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Food Studies Institute

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Food Studies Institute: Dedicated to improving the health of children through food-based solutions.

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Kid Fun: Growing Tropical Fruit

Looking for a way to teach kids about gardening? Try growing plants from the seeds of tropical fruits.

 

University of Illinois Extension

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Edible Schoolyard

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The Edible Schoolyard is a garden and kitchen classroom at a public middle school, educating students about the connections between food, health, and the environment through hands-on activities which are fully integrated into the curriculum.
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Growing Healthy Habits Curriculum - Grow It, Eat it!

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A fabulous set of nine chapters for teaching and demonstrating nutrition education to youth. It includes lots of great gardening lessons as well but can be used effectively without a garden.

 

University of Maryland Extension’s Food Stamp Nutrition Education program

 

 

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Vea Su Jardín Crecer

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Vea Su Jardín Crecer es su guía para escoger, preparar, cultivar y guardar vegetales comunes.

 

Extensión de la Universidad de Illinois

 

 

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Common Problems for Vegetable Crops

Common Problems for Vegetable Crops | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

Learn about common vegetable insect pests and  diseases.

 

University of Illinois Extension

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Compass Green — A Mobile Greenhouse Project

Compass Green — A Mobile Greenhouse Project | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it
A Mobile Greenhouse Project...

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School Gardens - University of Florida Environmental Horticulture Department

School Gardens - University of Florida Environmental Horticulture Department | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

School gardens in America have existed since the early 1900s. Community and school gardens were originally created to help foster moral and social skills in children using the gardens.

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Granny's Garden School: Journaling

Granny's Garden School: Journaling | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

Journaling in the garden is a way to integrate a variety of language arts benchmarks, such as constructing a complete sentence, developing a concise paragraph, writing a narrative, using concise,descriptive words, or writing a clear message with well-chosen details.

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Ant Anatomy | ASU - Ask A Biologist

Ant Anatomy | ASU - Ask A Biologist | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

Excellent web site from Arizona State on ants. Videos and activities.

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Kids garden ideas

Kids garden ideas | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

Wonderful collection of photos of creations for childrens gardens. Borrow some inspiration or trigger your own.


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National Arboretum - USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map

National Arboretum - USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

Enter your Zip Code and find you hardiness zone.

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Vegetable Gardening Glossary

Vegetable Gardening Glossary | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

A listing of vegetable gardening terms

 

University of Illinois Extension

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Lead in the Home Garden and Urban Soil Environment

Lead in the Home Garden and Urban Soil Environment | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

Informs homeowners about risks involved with gardening in high lead soils. Provides a better understanding of health risk problems associated with high lead soils. Explains how to minimize potential problems from high lead soils.

 

University of Minnesota Extension

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KinderGARDEN

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An introduction to the many ways children can interact with plants and the outdoors.

 

Texas A & M

 

 

 

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Food Safety in the School Garden - Grow It, Eat it!

Food Safety in the School Garden - Grow It, Eat it! | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

School gardens are generally safe, healthy, and enjoyable environments, but it is important to keep safety in mind when children are in the garden or consuming the fruits of their labor.

 

University of Maryland Extension

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Grow It Eat It Read It

Grow It Eat It Read It | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

Watch student reviews of books related to such topics as healthy foods, how plants grow, school gardens, composting, and much more!

 

University of Maryland Extension

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Not all bugs are bad

Not all bugs are bad | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

The good, the bad and the bugly. Despite common horror show depictions not all bugs are bad. The likelihood of one crawling into your ear and sucking out your brains is pretty remote.

 

University of Illinois Extension

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Food Fun from Apples to Zucchini

Food Fun from Apples to Zucchini | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

Excellent resource to use with the USDA Fresh Fruit and Vegetable programs as well as other childhood obesity programs. Throughout the website, letters of the alphabet have been used to introduce various produce.

 

University of Illinois Extension

 

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Hornworm Meets Alien-You Tube

Home gardeners often notice fuzzy, white "eggs" on hornworms in the later-summer. These are actually the spun cocoons of parasites.

 

Purdue Extension Entomology

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FoodCorps

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Emerging leaders teaching kids, building school gardens and connecting farm and school.


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 Granny's Garden School: Lessons Guides by Grade

 Granny's Garden School: Lessons Guides by Grade | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

This page lists activities and lesson plans taught throughout the school year.

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New Study Finds Green Space Linked to Reduced Crime Rates

New Study Finds Green Space Linked to Reduced Crime Rates | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

Trees, gardens, and grass may be pretty, but did you know they might actually keep you safe, active, and happy as well?



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Seed Savers Exchange

Seed Savers Exchange | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

Since 1975, Seed Savers Exchange members have passed on approximately one million samples of rare garden seeds to other gardeners. We are a non-profit organization of gardeners dedicated to saving and sharing heirloom seeds.

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