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Video: Bolting Kale

Kale is a cool season vegetable. The leaves are harvested for use in salads, smoothies, baked as chips or even added to soup. It’s packed...

Video: Pollination

The signs of spring include flowers blooming and birds chirping…and that yellow dust covering our cars. While it may be a nuisance to those who...

Video: Flower Dissection

Classroom lesson delivery is going virtual. In this first video in a new series dubbed STEM To-Go, Amy Bowman teaches flower parts through flower dissection....

SGSI 2020 Canceled

In light of the response to reducing the threat of COVID-19, the decision has been made to cancel the School Garden Summer Institute that was...

Registration Opens for SGSI

Join the NC State Plants for Human Health Institute for the 3rd annual School Garden Summer Institute, a 2-day professional development workshop for teachers, administrators,...

A Trio of Literary Connections

Making garden connections to subjects outside science and math is a big part of using the garden to its optimal potential. Here are three ideas...

Sowing Parties

All six Kannapolis City Schools elementary schools recently had a seeding party at the NC State Plants for Human Health Institute (PHHI) greenhouses. Doug asked...

Planting papertowels?

Pre-plant your garden squares with the Square Foot Seeds lesson. Glueing root crop seeds (turnip, radish, carrot, beet, etc) to a paper towel at teacher-directed...

Blue Ribbon Harvest

Our inaugural Sweet Potato Competition had some great entries, but above all, we hope everyone enjoyed growing, harvesting, tasting and learning about sweet potatoes. (Side...