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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 […]

Venice HS Learning Garden

Gardens evolve. All gardens, school or otherwise, season to season, year to year, they grow, they change, and with the proper care, they prosper.  The “Learning Garden” at Venice High School has been evolving and prospering for more than 15 years. Back in 1995 horticulture/landscape teacher Diane Pollock “inherited” a weed-ridden one acre property that […]

School Gardens in the News

1)Spring Hill, FL Kids learn hydroponic gardening Linda Rothenberg’s students have turned more than $5,000 in grants into an outdoor classroom that is growing vegetables. As Westside Elementary School’s science lab teacher, Rothenberg sees more than 700 students in kindergarten through fifth grade, and all have participated in the project. 2) New York, NY PS […]

10 School Garden Activities for September

Week 1 – Welcome back everyone. Hope you all enjoyed your summer. For those without a school garden who would like to know how to get started please read: How to Start and Maintain a School Garden. For those returning to an existing garden there is much to do. Preparing the beds for seed sowing […]

Week 1 – Planning, Clearing, Tool Safety, Compost

For those new to school gardens now is the time to find a proper location. You’ll want a spot that is level, with at least six hours of sun exposure, and good drainage. If the desired location is facing south, all the better. Make sure there is a usable water source nearby. If no ground […]