LA County Master Gardener Training Program 2011

Common Ground Garden Program University of California Cooperative Extension Los Angeles MASTER GARDENER VOLUNTEER TRAINING PROGRAM 13 Saturdays, March 5 – May 28, 2011, 9am-4pm January 10: Last Day to Get Onto Elist to Receive Application Link January 15: Last Day to Submit Completed Online Application WHO CAN APPLY Any resident of Los Angeles County […]

School Garden Lessons, Activities and Curricula

When I first started working in school gardens my initial focus was on getting kids to eat healthy. To that end I would plant as many varieties as possible knowing that young gardeners love anything they plant and nurture themselves. As school gardens got more popular however, more and more teachers were asking how to […]

Clearing, Harvesting and Seed-Saving

If you’re lucky enough to have a year round garden like Hamilton High School first week of school you’re still harvesting. The local food bank has been getting donations of tomatoes, squash, eggplant, basil, peppers, and okra. At West Hollywood Elementary School the garden is not open year-round so during the first week of school […]

Ten School Garden Activities for September

Welcome back teachers and students. September in a school garden is one of our busiest times. We need to get started quickly to insure a harvest before the long winter break. For those without a school garden the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations has written an extensive online manual, Setting up and […]

How to Grow a School Garden: A Complete Guide for Parents and Teachers

Creating a school garden requires various skills of which gardening is merely one. Authors Arden Bucklin-Sporer and Rachel Kathleen Pringle of the recently published, How to Grow a School Garden: A Complete Guide for Parents and Teachers, understand this well. These are the ten chapters covering such diverse topics as: design, budgeting, organizing, fundraising and […]

NEA’s Green Across America School Garden Funding – 7/30 deadline

Engage and inspire your K-12 students to increase sustainable, earth-friendly behavior in their neighborhoods and communities. NEA’s Green Across America grants of up to $1,000 are available to help you implement your innovative education program, activity, lesson or event to excite students about going green, caring for the earth and creating a sustainable future. The […]