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Helpful Resources for School Gardeners from the University of Illinois Extension
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Contain your Enthusiasm for Vegetable Gardening

Contain your Enthusiasm for Vegetable Gardening | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

Do you have a yearning for yams? A hankering for jalapenos? Or a craving for carrots? Good news. A pot or a bucket is all you need.

 

The Homeowners Column: University of Illinois Extension

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Bees for Kids

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This British Beekeepers Association (BBKA) website aims to help children, teachers and parents come to value bees.

 

British Beekeepers Association

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How Does Your Garden Grow? Discovering How Weather Patterns Affect Natural Cycles.

How Does Your Garden Grow? Discovering How Weather Patterns Affect Natural Cycles. | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

Conducting a weather fact scavenger hunt to explore how a warm winter has had effects on plant bloom times and other natural processes.

 

New York Times

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Arbor Day at arborday.org

Arbor Day at arborday.org | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

Find Arbor Day dates, tips on how to celebrate, history and educational resources.

 

 

Arbor Day Foundation

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Growing Marigold and Zinnia Seedlings

Direct sowing in cell packs can be a less-frustrating way to grow annuals from seed.

 

UIExtension: You Tube

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Project Squirrel: Become a Squirrel Monitor

Project Squirrel: Become a Squirrel Monitor | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

Become a Citizen Scientist. Tell us about squirrels near you. Project Squirrel has been operating since 1997.

 

Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum

 

University of Illinois at Chicago

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DIY PVC Grow Light Stand

DIY PVC Grow Light Stand | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

Here's a grow light stand your seedlings and wallet will appreciate.

 

Vegetable Gardener

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From the garden to the cafeteria

From the garden to the cafeteria | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

Last month I attended the "Garden to Cafeteria Food Service Workshop" held in a conference room at the San Diego Zoo.  Recognizing the need for school gardens, and their recent surge in popularity...

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Enter the 2012 First Peas to the Table Contest

Enter the 2012 First Peas to the Table Contest | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

Albert Whitman & Company, publishers of First Peas to the Table: How Thomas Jefferson Inspired a School Garden (written by Susan Grigsby, illustrated by Nicole Tadgell), invite your classroom to enter the 2012 First Peas to the Table Contest.

 

Albert Whitman & Company

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Space Saving Ideas for Vegetables

If you don't have a large area for growing vegetables, you may want to try these ideas for growing vegetables in limited spaces...

 

UIExtension You Tube

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School of Ants

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The School of Ants project is a citizen-scientist driven study of the ants that live in urban areas, particularly around homes and schools.

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Gardening with Children

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As the saying goes, more than a seed is planted in a garden. Children can learn not just about how natural systems work in a garden—what critters and plants live where and what do they need to survive, but also about themselves.

 

UNH Cooperative Extension

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The School Garden, in the (adorable) Words of a Child

The School Garden, in the (adorable) Words of a Child | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

At the end of the school day, a third grade teacher sent her students to the garden with the class set of ipods, asking them to take photographs and add narration.  So here’s the garden from...

 

kidsingardens.com

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Easy Kids’ Garden Projects

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Looking for ways to get your kids outside and away from the TV or computer screen? Here are a few fun, quick and easy projects they can make outside on their own that require some creativity.

 

Learn2Grow

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Gardening Classes at the Chicago Botanic Garden

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Register for Horticulture and Gardening classes at the Chicago Botanic Garden.

 

Chicago Botanic Garden

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Exploring the Secret Life of Trees

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Exploring the Secret Life of Trees is a website for 3-5 graders on trees. Learn all about the parts of a tree and why trees are important to us!

 

University of Illinois Extension

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Environmental Awareness: Knowing Your World

Environmental Awareness: Knowing Your World | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

Knowing Your World was designed for 4th and 5th grade levels as a teacher/student supplement to textbook materials. It can also be helpful in using with Earth Day/Arbor Day celebrations or outdoor conservation events.

 

University of Illinois Extension

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Landscape Design in the Garden

Landscape Design in the Garden | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

I mentioned that an Eagle Scout candidate recently broke ground on a project in our garden.  I am pleased to report that it is finished, and it is wonderful.




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Scoop on Soil

Scoop on Soil | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

Students learn about how soil is made, who really needs soil, and what happens to soil if you don't take care of it.

 

University of Illinois Extension

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Apply to Become a FoodCorps Service Member

Apply to Become a FoodCorps Service Member | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

FoodCorps service members implement a three ingredient recipe for healthy kids:

TEACH children about food and nutrition, GROW healthy food with kids and communities in school gardens and CHANGE what's for lunch by connecting farms and schools. Deadline March 25.

 

FoodCorps

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Moving Up, Growing On Report

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Moving Up, Growing On Report focuses on gardening with kids with special education needs.

 

RHS Campaign for School Gardening

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Make Flower Pot People

Make Flower Pot People | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

Bright, sunny sunflowers look lovely in a pot. You can make them look even more cheerful by painting the pot and giving them a smiley face.

 

RHS Gardening

 

 

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