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FRESH from the Garden offers seasonal gardening tips, school garden strategies, links to funding resources and the newest videos and lesson plans developed at Plants for Human Health Institute.


Latest Issue

January 2024

Past Issues

November 2023
Garden Clubs: Hickory Ridge Middle School
Native Plants
-Lesson Plan: Carrots, Carrots, Everywhere
-Virtual Lesson: Explore plant parts with flower dissection
September 2023
Garden Clubs: Kannapolis YMCA
-Lesson Plan: Don’t Yuck My Yum
Pollinator Q&A
May 2023
Soils 101: Topping off Raised Beds
Food as Art
Curriculum Connection: Art in the Garden
Nutrition from the Garden
-Recipes: Fall Harvests Salad, Kohlrabi Apple Slaw, Strawberry Quinoa Salad
March 2023
Soils 101: Soil Additives
Try it! Soil Texture Analysis
School Garden Scorecard
Social Studies in the Garden
compost cake
January 2023
Soils 101: Building Soil Through Compost
Try it! Compost Cake
Hydroponics: A Soil Alternative
-Grant Opportunity
Compost Tea
November 2022
Soils 101: Soil Microbes
Try it! Brew Compost Tea
Support Informational Text Lessons with Garden + Pollinators
-Website Re-FRESH
Soil Story Clip
September 2022
Growing Your Soil
Soils 101: Why soil, not dirt?
Try it! Soil Your Undies
-Student-tested and Teacher-approved Garden Tools
-Curriculum Connection – Math (Calculating Soil for raised beds)
-NC Farm Bureau Ag in the Classroom Going Local Grant Opportunity
May 2022
-SEL Activity: Lessons from the Garden
-Growing School Gardens Summit
-Videos: Growing Sweet Potato Slips, Part 2 and 3
March 2022
-SEL Garden Activity: Write, Rip, Grow
-What’s New in Your Garden?
-Video: Starting Sweet Potato Slips, Part 1
Garden club harvest
February 2022
SEL Garden Activity: 5-4-3-2-1
School Garden Clubs
Grant Opportunities
STEMsational Ag: The Virtual Farm
nature bracelets
January 2022
SEL Garden Activity: Nature Bracelets
Building Excitement for the Spring Garden
Ready-Made Virtual Lessons
Kids Garden Community

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