10 Ways to Integrate School Gardens into Arts, Science, and Math

1) Make a scarecrow. See Atlanta Botanical Gardens 2009 Scarecrow Winners for inspiration. 2) Paint a sign. Nothing says Our Garden like a freshly painted sign. See 25 photos of garden signs from Life Lab. 3) Build a trellis. Trellises are needed throughout the year to support such vegetables as peas, pole beans, tomatoes, melons, […]

Choosing Tomato Seeds

Always a difficult decision. Tomatoes (and corn) is everyone’s favorite homegrown vegetable. We’ll be starting them indoors in late February and early March. If you haven’t gotten your seeds yet, get them NOW. This year I’ve decided on Aunt Ruby’s German Green, Pineapple Tomato, Cherokee Purple and Sungold Tomato. Sungolds are bright orange, cherry tomatoes, […]

National Green Week 2010 (February 1-5)

Green Education Foundation (GEF) is mobilizing two million children to participate in environmental educational programs during National Green Week 2010 (Feb. 1-5, 2010). The objective is to empower students to become environmental stewards within the context of their own lives. GEF’s provides all the educational content for the program including standards based environmental lessons that […]

School Garden Training on the St. Lawrence University Campus, Canton, NY

From Green Pages, stlawu.edu School Garden Training Location: St. Lawrence University Campus Date: March 30, 2010 School Garden Training on the St. Lawrence University Campus, Canton This training is designed for those who already maintain a school garden project AND for those considering one.  It is open to school faculty and staff, parents, community members […]

School Gardens in the News

1) Hillsboro, OR Planting Seeds for the Future It’s Christmas break at Minter Bridge Elementary School in Hillsboro, but visions of sprouting seeds, blooming bulbs and sturdy shrubs just might be dancing in the heads of students and staff and the Hillsboro Garden Club. The garden club, now in its 80th year, recently forged a […]

LA County Master Gardener Training 2010

Los Angeles County Master Gardener Training Program is now accepting applications for 2010. The dates are 13 Saturdays, March 6 – May 29, 2010 January 15:  Last Day to Request Application Packet January 31:  Last Day to Submit Completed Application, LiveScan Fingerprinting, and Payment WHO CAN APPLY • Any resident of Los Angeles County with […]