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Video: School Garden Project of Lane County, Oregon

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School Garden Project of Lane County is a local non-profit that works with elementary school children to create, maintain and teach the students about gardening.

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Meet the Beneficials: Natural Enemies of Garden Pests

Meet the Beneficials: Natural Enemies of Garden Pests | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

The University of California Integrated Pest Management Program has produced a very informative poster for identifying good bugs that prey on bad bugs.

 

School Garden Weekly

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Hort Answers

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Learn more about the plants and their problems in your yard and garden.

 

University of Illinois Extension

 

 

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Watch Your Garden Grow

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Your guide to choosing, growing, preparing and storing common vegetables.

 

University of Illinois Extension.

 

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Composting in Schools

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Composting in Schools is a comprehensive guide for teachers interested in guiding composting research projects by high school students. The Website includes lesson plans and other resources for teaching about composting.

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Cornell Garden-Based Learning

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Your portal to gardening information

 

Cornell University Cooperative Extension.

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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!

Growing Healthy Habits Curriculum - Grow It, Eat it! | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

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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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. A well done and informative blog by a parent and leader of a school garden in California.

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triciaoe's comment, February 4, 2012 9:51 AM
Hi there! This is Tricia from "What's not to like?" Thank you so much for sharing my blog. The garden is three years old, but I only launched the blog in December so there is a long line of stories yet to tell! I hope you'll keep coming back, and thanks for the nice words! (I am following this site as of today---good collection of information!)
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3 Reasons to Invite your Community into your School Garden

3 Reasons to Invite your Community into your School Garden | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

People like knowing good things are happening in their community.  Every year our school hosts an open house for Global Youth Service Day.  Last year our "Garden Ambassadors" led garden tour...

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Unromantic Truth: Gardens are hard work: A reason to teach character education

Often, the clear-eyed observation that “gardens are hard work” is an argument given for NOT starting a garden. I believe, however, that this truth is one of the most compelling reasons to (ahem) dig in if you hope to teach character education.

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To Be Organic, or not to Be Organic

To Be Organic, or not to Be Organic | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

It is very important for those who wish to grow organic veggies, and not use chemicals, to focus on disease prevention or cultural management of diseases.

 

University of Illinois Extension

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Time Lapse Video: Woodland Elementary School Garden: Costa Mesa, CA

Watch it grow! A time lapse of our school garden.

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Build Hoop Houses: USDA People's Garden

Hoop Houses (plastic covered tunnels) are a great way to protect plants from the cold, lengthen your growing season in both fall and spring, and potentially increase the yields of produce growing in your garden.

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Watch Your Garden Grow : Vegetable Directory

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A directory of vegetables from the University of Illinois Extension.

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Vegetable Gardening Glossary

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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

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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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