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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...

Sweet Potato Competition

Kids love a healthy competition. We were so inspired by the blue ribbon-winning State Fair entry from Dixon Road Elementary last year, we thought we’d...

School Garden Regional Training Announced

The PHHI STEM team of Amy Bowman and Doug Vernon will deliver a 1-day professional development workshop on October 9, 8:00am-3:30pm, at the Union County...

Friends of Education Award

Congratulations to Amy Bowman and Doug Vernon, who forged the relationships with Kannapolis City Schools that led to Plants for Human Health Institute being selected...

Last Call for Sweet Potato Slips

Not sure what to do with your garden beds this summer? We’ve got an easy, fun (and delicious) crop to grow: Sweet potatoes!

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