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Teachers: 5 Mistakes I would never make if I was a teacher starting a school garden teachers and schools Oct 21, 2022

 

After almost a decade of growing school gardens, in all kinds of schools, and in all types of settings, in-school, after-school, clubs, teaching myself, training facilitators who taught my programs, training classroom teachers, and providing them with resources and coaching, there are 5...

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Teachers: Growing gardens in fall and winter teachers and schools Oct 21, 2022

Should you leave growing food gardens for spring and completely forget about them in fall and winter?
Absolutely not! For a few reasons:


1) First, you can teach about good food and the positive environmental impacts humans can have just by growing food locally... The young are disappointed in us...

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Teachers: The Who, What, When and Where of a successful classroom or school garden teachers and schools Oct 01, 2022

For most elementary teachers, growing a classroom or school garden might sound intimidating, but it can easily be simplified by planning. I know, I know! Planning is not the most pleasant aspect of growing gardens but as for any subject you teach, this one too requires planning. Even though you...

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Teachers: It's Impossible to grow Educational, Food, Sustainable and Impactful gardens teachers and schools Sep 24, 2022

Elementary teachers, growing somewhat of a school or even a classroom garden, in student clubs or by arranging a few planting or work events with parents, is possible...


But, not if you want that garden to be EDUCATIONAL and no matter the size, IMPACTFUL.


Not if you want it to be producing FOOD...

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Teachers: The wrong and right way of growing a school garden. Sep 17, 2022

Elementary teachers, have you ever tried to grow a school garden or even a classroom garden before?


Did you try to get plants donated, then organized planting events and work events with parents?

Or maybe you put together a lunchtime or after-hours/weekend club with your school's students to grow...

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Teachers: Water Conservation in a School Garden Sep 10, 2022

So... Let's say that you grew a school garden with your students throughout the school year and they worked hard and you all took really good care of your plants. Let's say you also set up a watering chest and arranged volunteers for the summer... just like I showed you in last week's blog.


But...

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Teachers: School Garden Summer Maintenance: Part II teachers and schools Sep 02, 2022

Summer maintenance is at the top of your mind when it comes to growing a school garden. And for very good reasons too. The last thing teachers want is to have to come to school every day of their summer vacation to deal with issues and do chores. Teachers deserve a peaceful and worry-free summer....

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Teachers: School Garden Summer Maintenance: Part I teachers and schools Aug 27, 2022

The very first concern that teachers or school admins have about the topic of growing school gardens is SUMMER MAINTENANCE!


And for very good reason too! Educators take on a lot and do A LOT for their students during the school year and when summer comes, they want to go away to their very...

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Teachers: Growing Food with Students - Week of Aug 15th 2022 Aug 19, 2022

Growing food gardens with students in schools could be a lot easier than you imagine!

If you're an elementary teacher who's been wanting to do this but haven't, or you've done some growing but not up to your desires, you're in the right place! 

Went live last week almost every day and shared...

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Teachers: Growing Food with Students - Week of Aug 8th 2022 teachers and schools Aug 12, 2022

Growing food gardens with students in schools is dreamy wonderful to teachers but overwhelmingly intimidating to even imagine starting!

If you're an elementary teacher who's been wanting to do this but haven't, you know what I'm talking about! ;)

Went live last week almost...

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How to set up a kids or school garden for less watering chore parents and teachers watering Jul 25, 2022

We live in a cold climate but our summers are crazy hot! We essentially jump from crazy cold to boiling and back to freezing again. Instead of 4 seasons, we have only 2.
What do we do to make sure my kids don't have to water their garden 3 times a day during the hot dry spells?
Our annual...

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