Back to school? Naw, just the Garden!

No, it's not time to start thinking about "Back to School" but it is time to get a look at a newly sprouted school garden.  This spring my daughter's 2nd grade teacher (Mrs. Kwid) proposed creating a school garden as a community service project for all second graders attending our elementary school.  The proposal was …

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Make some magic…plant peas with pals

Gardening with children is both fun and rewarding!  I have noticed many children have a fascination with 'magic seeds' (er... beans anyway) and planting seeds to grow their very own apple, cherry, whatever-they-love-to-eat tree or plant can be very exciting.  As a child, I remember planting seeds from an apple I had eaten to have …

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Fun Friday! Busy Building School Garden

Today I am volunteering at our neighborhood elementary school to 'build out' a raised bed vegetable and flower garden. Hope to share some of the highlights next week. Did you know anything raised in a school garden can be served by the school cafeteria in lunches and can also be used at snack times? What …

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