Winter Sunflower

We have a volunteer sunflower growing in our garden. Volunteers are plants that come up on their own without being intentionally planted. In the  case of our sunflower we had planted some nearby last spring. In another garden we had lots of volunteers that sprang up after deadheading the season before. Its a good idea […]

School Gardens in the News

1) Stillwater, OK Recycled rainwater sprouts Skyline gardens A rainwater recycling program at Skyline Elementary School quickly sprouted more than just roots and took on a life of its own. During a whirlwind of activity the last eight months, Skyline students and staff have teamed up with representatives from Oklahoma State University, the city and […]

Kids off the Couch

Two resourceful moms have built a website dedicated to getting your kids off the couch. It is called appropriately, KidsOffTheCouch.com. Each week they feature a memorable movie for the family to watch together and couple it with an off-couch activity. Some of their garden related activities include: 1) The Secret Garden + Edible Gardens 2) […]

Seed Sale from Botanical Interests

Botanical Interests, Inc., supplier of quality seeds to independent garden centers and health food grocery stores, is extremely interested in helping schools with their school gardens. For schools needing NEW seed for their gardens, email shaynal@botanicalinterests.com for a 40% discount code off any seed purchased from botanicalinterests.com. Include the name of your school and your […]

Potting up

When starting seeds indoors it is sometimes necessary to repot new seedlings into a bigger container rather than plant them immediately outdoors. We call this practice potting up. In the enclosed video I am potting up Broccoli into a peat pot which can then be transplanted at later date directly into the soil.

School Gardens in the News

1) Redlands, CA School recognized for edible garden Redlands High School’s special education students make meals from the produce they cultivate on-campus. Their work received an honorable mention Tuesday for the School Garden of the Year Award, by the California School Garden Network. 2) Denver, CO Gardening uniting generations Kathy Komarek, 61, steadies a pumpkin […]