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School Garden Report from Upstate New York

This spring, with a donation of plants from Cornell Cooperative Extension of Delaware County, and a variety of seeds donated by Page Seed Company of Greene, NY, students planted tomatoes, green peppers, basil, parsley, onions, sweet potatoes, nasturtium, string beans, strawberries, herbs, and perennial flowers. “I can’t wait to eat the strawberries,” exclaims Asma Butt, […]

Keeping a School Garden Journal

A School Garden journal is an invaluable tool, not only for the success of your garden but also for the myriad of experiments that can be done in tandem. This is my entry for 10/5/13: Bed 1 (B1) – Fava Beans germinated (broke through the soil), 1-2 days old. Germination took 10 days. B2 – […]

Planning and Planting Your Winter Garden

This is the layout for the Hamilton High School fall/winter 2013 school garden. What’s yours? Bed 1 – Fava Beans We will follow this with corn in the spring. Bed 2 – Lettuce We will broadcast lettuce seeds creating a lettuce “patch” rather than conventional rows. Bed 3 – Beets, Swiss Chard, Spinach, Red Sorrel […]

National School Garden Network Brings School Garden Professionals Together

Santa Cruz, CA – At last year’s National Farm to Cafeteria Conference, school garden professionals convened to create a national network for supporting regional school garden programs. Through sharing resources and engaging in dialogue, the newly formed National School Garden Network (NSGN) strives to eliminate redundancy and help facilitate regional-based school garden programs. The Network is calling organizations and […]

AVID Gardeners at Mark Twain Middle School Create Masterpiece

Jane Andino, Teacher/Volunteer and UCLA Education Graduate Student had an idea. She envisioned an educational curriculum that would involve students acting as catalysts for a widespread movement: one in which each school and community would create and nurture a communal garden. Her idea was realized at Mark Twain Middle School in Venice, CA with considerable […]

Back-to-School School Garden Shopping List

Great article from University of Florida Master Gardener Program. It’s time for kids to go back to school, which also means it’s time for teachers to start thinking about their school gardens. You can help a local teacher and school garden by purchasing a few things on their school garden shopping list. School & Office […]

School Garden Creates Jobs at John Muir HS in Pasadena, CA

Job creation has been an important theme in our country the last couple of years.  President Obama is struggling with it, the presumptive GOP nominee is struggling with it, and Congress is struggling with it. At John Muir High School in Pasadena, CA, three volunteers have come up with a school garden model that is […]