Category Archives: School Garden News

Back-to-School School Garden Shopping List

Great article from University of Florida Master Gardener Program. It’s time for kids to go back to school, which also means it’s time for teachers to start thinking about their school gardens. You can help a local teacher and school garden by purchasing a few things on their school garden shopping list. School & Office […]

School Garden Creates Jobs at John Muir HS in Pasadena, CA

Job creation has been an important theme in our country the last couple of years.  President Obama is struggling with it, the presumptive GOP nominee is struggling with it, and Congress is struggling with it. At John Muir High School in Pasadena, CA, three volunteers have come up with a school garden model that is […]

Reflections on a New School Garden

By James Gardeneer, Principal, Austin Road Elementary School, Mahopac, NY I think we can all agree it has been an unusual winter.  It’s now the end of the first week in February and we still have no snow on the ground.  The temperatures are frequently hitting the low 50’s, and there are reports of birds […]

A Garden School Grows in Africa

Our story begins with David Gido, Headmaster of the Making a Difference Foundation Tanzania (MDFT) Garden School, a small primary school in Arusha, Tanzania, the gateway to the best Safaris in Africa. As a teacher, David wanted to do something about the growing number of HIV/AIDS orphans that were not attending primary school. He started […]

“GROW TOGETHER” WITH ONE SEED CHICAGO IN THE YEAR OF THE HERBS.

The following is a guest post from OneSeedChicago.com. If you are a Chicago gardener please vote, everyone else, take notes, perhaps you’ll be inspired to start a similar program in your city. NeighborSpace’s One Seed Chicago project lets Chicago gardeners vote on their favorite seed then distributes the winning seed for free to encourage urban […]

Unromantic Truth: Gardens are hard work

By Tricia Elisara, KidsInGardens.com 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. In the spring of 2010, Julian Elementary won a […]