School Garden News – Oregon

Hamlin Garden Keeps on Growing Jared Pruch, director of the School Garden Project, visited Hamlin’s garden this summer and said the site is “a great example” of what can be accomplished. Hamlin is one of four Springfield schools that belong to the School Garden Project, a grassroots nonprofit group that provides training and support to […]

Week 7 – Seedlings, Trellis

Everything we planted with the exception of potatoes have germinated. As we observe our seedlings bursting forth notice how certain family members look similar. The following are from the Amaranthaceae family, the red seedling is a beet the other is swiss chard. For those growing peas be sure to set a trellis in place before […]

School Garden News – Wisconsin

Garden of Earthly Delights at Midvale About 80 kindergarten through second-grade students at Midvale used pint-sized shovels Monday to help finish a tree-planting project begun during the weekend. It’s part of a brand-new community orchard at their school, the final step in developing a garden for the community at the west side school. “The last […]

Week 6 – Thinning

[wpdevart_youtube]b4_csR3Xyio[/wpdevart_youtube] Now that our seeds have begun to germinate (yeah!) it is time to discuss thinning. Thinning is the term we use to mean the removal of some plants to make room for others to grow. If plants are overcrowded they will compete for light and moisture and appear spindly and weak. To demonstrate, place […]

School Garden News – Kansas

Growing Healthier Kids – Study Pits Gardening Against Childhood Obesity Many of us love talking about the growth of flowers, trees and shrubs, but they’re not the only things blossoming before our eyes. Childhood obesity is at an all-time high. Nearly one-third of U.S. children are overweight, according to the Annual National Health and Nutrition […]