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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
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: ... moreon 01/23/2017 07:55 PM
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 ... moreon 01/04/2017 01:40 PM
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 ... moreon 12/19/2016 05:40 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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