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Growing School Gardens Summit

Amy and Doug were presenters at the Growing School Gardens Summit in Denver, Colorado, April 22-25. The conference gathered 400 folks together who are invested in school...

Lessons from the Garden

I am often amazed at how many life lessons we can learn from observing the garden and how plants communicate their needs. Consider these three...

Growing Sweet Potato Slips

Sweet potatoes are typically started by planting bare-root vegetative cuttings that have just begun to grow roots. Sweet potatoes are our favorite crop to plant...

What’s New in Your Garden?

One of the great things many of us enjoy about spring is all of the newness we see around us. Bulbs begin bursting into flower, numerous...

Write, Rip, Grow

I recently came across this quote by Sigmund Freud, “Unexpressed emotions will never die. They are buried alive and will come forth later in uglier...

School Garden Clubs

There are two primary ways school gardens are utilized. Either a teacher incorporates the garden as an outdoor classroom to meet curriculum goals, or a...

5-4-3-2-1

The last few years have brought about a new or intensified feeling in many people, including children: the feeling of anxiety. Being outside and connecting...

Building Excitement for Spring

Hopefully you can continue to find ways to engage students in the garden or nature spaces through the winter (SEL Activities are a great way to...

Nature Bracelets

Winter can be an interesting time in the garden, though the leaves have fallen and there usually isn’t much growing in the garden at this...