Blog Post List
Spring is my favorite time of the year. It is that time when new possibilities pop out of the ground and the senses take in the first blooms in the garden. In a school garden, there is excitement each week as the students come out to take a peek in their garden plots to check for progress or problems, like yellow leaves or pests. Our garden has been growing for 6 ... moreon 04/25/2017 06:21 PM
Spring Garden Planning Guide Have the temperatures been rising and are you yearning to go out into the garden? Spring is finally here and it is a time to start planning and prepping the garden for a successful start to the planting season. There are some recommended maintenance tips for getting your garden underway. Here is a list of common gardening ... moreon 03/22/2017 12:24 PM
When you move from Zone 8 to Zone 6a, gardening is . . . different. Last September I moved from Bandera County in South-Central Texas to Southeast Connecticut. In my new digs I knew gardening would be different. How should I prepare? moreon 03/08/2017 08:14 AM
Millions of dollars are spent each year on chocolates, long stemmed roses and fluffy teddy bears that only last a few days. I am a big fan of celebrations and holidays, but I really like to give unique gifts that are either repurposed or ones that last longer than a week. This year, I am giving garden inspired gifts that are zero calories, heart felt and ... moreon 02/13/2017 10:46 AM
The garden is the best laboratory for hands on learning. It is a place where your students can practice and extend their knowledge. This is a great time of the year to preview and plan to get the most out of garden learning. Of course the subject that can easily apply to garden learning is science. Kids learn about all kinds of cycles: Plant Cycle, Life Cycle, ... moreon 01/24/2017 05:12 PM
Draft Blog Posts
How did your worksite decide to create a garden? What factors went into making the decision? We decided to create the garden based on feedback from our annual wellness program survey. Enough employees wanted it, so we decided to implement it. Some of the factors that went into the decision-making process were finding space, convenient access for ... moreon 01/30/2015 03:13 PM
Save the Monarchs! Save the bees! A Garden Mama’s quick and easy guide to your own Monarch butterfly garden (Draft)on 06/02/2016 11:20 PM
Back to School Garden Resource Roundup Summer is drawing to a close and back-to-school preparations are in full swing. If you’re like me, you’re probably thinking about lessons and goals for your school garden for the coming year. Never fear, there wonderful resources available to spark your imagination and support your ideas. Are you just getting ... moreon 08/09/2016 03:42 PM
Member Spotlight Name of Gardener: Alana Reynolds Garden Locations and USDA Zone : Springfield, IL Zone 6a Favorite Crop : Pumpkins! Why do you garden ? I garden to keep myself mentally and physically healthy and set a good example for my two daughters. Fun Fact About My School Garden : It is on a playground in between the swing sets! Contact information : ... moreon 01/23/2017 07:51 PM
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