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Helpful Resources for School Gardeners from the University of Illinois Extension
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Sowing Gardens, and Growing Kids Who Love Them

Sowing Gardens, and Growing Kids Who Love Them | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it
Imagine this: A bright, sunny fall day in the Smoky Mountains of Western North Carolina. Fresh, organic greens, lovingly raised in Cherokee Central Schools’ garden, and harvested that same day.
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Love of literature grows deep in school literary garden

Love of literature grows deep in school literary garden | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

Seeds from the bittersweet vine in Willa Cather’s novel “One of Ours” and mint mentioned in Ernest Hemingway’s story “Summer People” are among the plants ready to take root in a circle of soil around a red brick wall in the courtyard at West Bloomfield High School.

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University of Maine Cooperative Extension: Creating Gardens with Youth

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Press Backyard Flowers and Leaves

Press Backyard Flowers and Leaves | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it
Encourage a sense of wonder in young scientists at home by going on a backyard plant exploration to collect leaves and flowers to press and preserve. Make a guide to the plants growing in your garden and landscape or use pressed flowers and dried leaves to inspire a host of art and gift projects, including notecards, bookmarks, and placemats.
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Cultivating Communities through School Gardens

Cultivating Communities through School Gardens | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

Grow Your Own! was born in 2012 to address a problem: Local teachers and parents were building school gardens that were lying empty from disuse. The mission of GYO! thus became support for school gardens and their leaders through guidance, curriculum, and resources to foster gardens that were at the same time beautiful, educational, and functional.

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Apply for a School Garden Grant from Whole Kids Foundation

Apply for a School Garden Grant from Whole Kids Foundation | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it
Whole Kids Foundation is an organization devoted to improving children's nutrition and wellness with the goal of ending the childhood obesity epidemic.
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L.A. schools teach kids to deal with the drought

L.A. schools teach kids to deal with the drought | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it
If you’re a teacher, a garden is a gift that can generate endless assignments and lesson plans.
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Garden Programs Provide a Buffet of Benefits with a Side of Challenges

Garden Programs Provide a Buffet of Benefits with a Side of Challenges | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it
Garden-based learning has a long history of getting inner-city kids to eat better, but schools can face obstacles to implementing it.
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The blossoming health benefits of school gardens

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Many of the kids who go to John J. Pershing Elementary School in Dallas do not spend much time outdoors. They live in what some would describe as unsafe neighborhoods and their parents often do not let them go outside and play.

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Diggin’ In: Gardens that produce healthy kids in summer

Diggin’ In: Gardens that produce healthy kids in summer | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it
On the long days of summer, gardening is good for kids with time to spend outdoors.
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How to Make Flower Tape Bracelets

An easy to make flower tape bracelet. All you need is painters tape and some plants.
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School gardens offer learning opportunities, fresh produce

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A West Virginia school garden project is providing not only fresh produce, but also a number of learning opportunities for the students.

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Growing vegetables and test scores: Local schools dig learning gardens

Growing vegetables and test scores: Local schools dig learning gardens | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it
Learning gardens offer students and teachers a reason other than recess to go outside during the school day.
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School gardens become teaching tools

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School gardens become teaching tools
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School gardens used for instruction are on the rise nationwide, and with them, student engagement and test scores, according to a recent study.

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Grow It, Study It, Eat It!

Here’s a fun way to give your students an edible botany lesson. It’s one that can easily be adapted to various grade levels.

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2016 Youth Garden Grant Application

2016 Youth Garden Grant Application | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

National Gardening Association's 2016 Youth Garden Grant Application is open until December 1.

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Gardening Grannies: Over the Mountain Women Cultivate at Riverchase Elementary in Hoover, Alabama

Gardening Grannies: Over the Mountain Women Cultivate at Riverchase Elementary in Hoover, Alabama | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

Betty Daigle and Dolly Walker have been affectionately dubbed the Gardening Grannies by the faculty and staff at Riverchase Elementary School.

Both Master Gardeners, the women are not only deft with a spade and a hoe, they also must accumulate at least 25 volunteer hours a year to maintain their Master Gardner certification.

 

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School gardens fight hunger in developing countries

School gardens fight hunger in developing countries | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

Governments and private groups are seeing the potential of school gardens to help overcome a nutritional crisis.

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Discovering Our Food System

Discovering Our Food System | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

Discovering our Food System is an interdisciplinary, community-based exploration of the people and processes that shape our food system. Rooted in the places we live, eat, work, learn, and play, DFS will help youth better understand what the food system means to them, how it affects their community and their health, and ways in which they can influence the food system.

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Trafalgar Middle School’s garden in Florida club grows a community

Trafalgar Middle School’s garden in Florida club grows a community | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

In the last two years, about 10,000 pounds have been harvested for needy families and soup kitchens. This year for the first time, these vegetables will be included in the school lunch program. Soil-test samples were sent to the University of Florida extension.

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Garden bars encourage healthy habits in schools

Garden bars encourage healthy habits in schools | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it
In several schools within the Madison Metropolitan School District, Farm-to-School AmeriCorps members are introducing elementary school students to new garden bars.
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Owatonna, MN Elementary students help school garden grow over summer months

Owatonna, MN Elementary students help school garden grow over summer months | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

Students at Wilson Elementary School in Owatonna are keeping busy in the summer exercising their green thumbs.

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Bronx teacher uses gardening to change lives of students

Bronx teacher uses gardening to change lives of students | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

He’s not a farmer, but Stephen Ritz said he and his students have grown more than 30,000 pounds of vegetables over the last eight years.

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This Girl Grew a 40-Pound Cabbage That Fed 275 Hungry People

This Girl Grew a 40-Pound Cabbage That Fed 275 Hungry People | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it
And now she's launching youth-run gardens across the country
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