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 […]
The Earth Day Network Organization worked with Cesar Chevez Elementary School in Hyattsville, Md. to construct the ultimate sustainable garden on the school grounds. The Ultimate School Garden from Nathasha Lim on Vimeo.
I love a good success story, especially one that includes overcoming obstacles and coming out on top. These are the stories that are a joy to publish. Theresa Loe had been trying for three years to install a school garden at Center Street Elementary School in El Segundo, CA. In light of recent cutbacks she […]
End of summer also means end of the cycle. Plants have flowered, fruited and are putting out seeds to ensure their survival. Students returning at the start of the new term should be on the lookout for seed-bearing fruits and dried flower heads.
Transplanting involves moving a plant from one place to another as well as planting seedlings that were started from seed at a different locale. The secret of successful transplanting is not to disturb the roots. Use a trowel (or hand shovel) for small plants and seedlings and a regular sized shovel for larger plants. First […]