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This blog features rotating authors who describe the gardening activities they are looking forward to in the coming month. Of course, when and what you plant will vary between gardens. For this reason, we invite all community members to reply with what's happening in your garden - learn, discuss, and enjoy!

Blog Post List

  • Valentine Gifts From the Garden
    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 ... more
  • Connecting Curriculum in the Schoolyard
    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, ... more
  • Alana Reynolds
    Member Spotlight Name of Gardener: Alana Reynolds Garden Location 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 the playground in between the swing sets! Contact information: ... more
  • New Year = New Growth
    There is something that sucks us into the garden. In some cases, it is the challenge of trial and error. In others, there is the connection to a family member who taught us to grow things. For many, it is the health benefits of growing your own food. For whatever reason, a garden is a labor of love and connection to the earth that strengthens with every growing ... more
  • Gifts From the Garden
    During the holiday season our garden work slows down, but the learning continues to grow. Throughout the year, our students collect seeds from spent flowers, overgrown okra or when milkweed seeds explode. Seed studies are a great opportunity to remind kids about the plant life cycle and how seeds develop. They love looking at the many varieties of ... more

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Recent Comments

Sorry, I have been slacking off, so many appointments, as well as other things to do to maintain a healthy outlook.

Especially Valentine's day, I love those valentine hearts
Wonderful, this is one of my passions. Only thing about it, I have o idea how to get started
packers and movers in pune


Our school garden has pole beans shading our lettuce from the intense summer sun!