School Gardening Articles

Designed to provide you with the resources needed to successfully implement plant-based lessons into your classroom, the following articles provide background information for a wide variety of garden-related topics.

Urban gardening guru, William Moss, shares his top tips for school gardens.
There’s a lot in the news lately about “nature-deficit disorder,” a phrase coined by author Richard Louv to describe the behavioral problems
Since the early 1990’s, students in Rhode Island have been designing, building, and maintaining gardens at their schools. Usually arising from the passion of
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What better way to learn basic science than to relate it to a familiar, daily activity, such as eating? After all, complex concepts like nutrition become palatable and easier to
A few examples from the cucumber familyImagine that you have been given the task of studying plants, and you discover there are thousands and thousands of different plants
The Minnesota Landscape ArboretumRemember climbing trees as a kid? The tree house you built? That stream where you used to catch frogs? Do the kids in your life have chances
Starting annual vegetables and flowers from seed can be an economical and educational way to stock your youth garden. Watching seeds germinate, transform into tiny seedlings, and
Flowering bulbs are among the most beloved plants of all time. This group includes spring favorites such as tulips, daffodils, crocus, and hyacinths along with summer stand-bys
Youth gardens are as distinctive as the people who create and enjoy them. Ideally, they're created to meet local program needs, and use the physical site and available resources
Tell your students: Just about anything that can hold soil can serve as a planter. You've seen flowers growing in barrels and buckets, but how about bathtubs, old work
If you have little space, poor soil, or are surrounded by cement and blacktop, you can still have a thriving youth garden project -- in containers. Even the smallest
Begin with Design Both containers and plants come in a wide variety of colors and shapes; mix and match plants and pots to suit your learning garden goals and
Growing in containers tosses another intriguing variable into your planning process. You not only have to think about which plants suit your teaching goals, students'
Why make your school garden a community garden? Such partnerships enrich academic learning, nurture relationships, and create a positive neighborhood environment that

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