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Hummingbird True or False Quiz

This quick quiz highlights some little-known facts and dispels some misconceptions about hummingbirds. Use the quiz as a pre- and post-assessment. As your class learns more about hummingbirds, let them add their own items to the quiz or create a whole new quiz for another class to take.

___ 1. Hummingbirds eat only flower nectar.

___ 2. Hummingbirds can fly upside down.

___ 3. Hummingbirds suck nectar from flowers.

___ 4. Hummingbirds migrate on the backs of Canada geese.

___ 5. A hummingbird's heart beats more than 1,000 times per minute.

2009 Grant and Award Winner Year End Report Summary

The National Gardening Association has been providing material assistance to youth and community gardens with the support of generous sponsors through grants since 1982. In 2005 we started collecting data to track the impact of our grants programs via a year-end evaluation summary completed by grant recipients.

2007 Grant and Award Winner Year End Report Summary

The National Gardening Association has been providing material assistance to youth and community gardens through grants since 1982. In 2005 we started collecting data to track the impact of our grants programs via a year-end evaluation summary completed by grant recipients.

Below are results and comments collected for the 2007 grant cycle, based on 211 evaluations for 4 of our grants programs. Individual grant report summaries are attached below.

2006 Grant and Award Winner Year End Report Summary

The National Gardening Association has been providing material assistance to youth and community gardens through grants since 1982, and in 2005 we started collecting data to track the impact of our grants programs via a year-end report completed by grant recipients.

Here are results for the 2006 grant cycle, based on 487 reports (74% response rate):

Number of Responses by Grant Program:

2005 Grant and Award Winner Year End Report Summary

The National Gardening Association has been providing material assistance to youth and community gardens through grants since 1982, and is committed to the development of new projects and sustaining existing ones. NGA now tracks the impact of funded programs via a year-end reports completed by grant recipients. This helps us gauge the efficacy of our grant programs, provides accountability to sponsors, and captures general information about successful youth garden programs and their needs.

2008 Grant and Award Winner Year End Report Summary

The National Gardening Association has been providing material assistance to youth and community gardens through grants since 1982. In 2005 we started collecting data to track the impact of our grants programs via a year-end evaluation summary completed by grant recipients.

Below are results and comments collected for all 2007-2008 grant cycle recipients. Reports for individual grant programs are attached below.

Organic Garden Practices Checklist

Most people know that organic farmers avoid polluting ecosystems and our food supply with synthetic pesticides, but the underlying philosophy is much broader. Organic farming centers on using methods that strive towards balance in the production fields that mirrors relationships found in natural ecosystem. As a result, the benefits reach much further. Organic farming:

Building a Terrarium

The following activity is adapted from the book GrowLab®: A Complete Guide to Gardening in the Classroom. This book provides everything you and your students need to know about indoor gardening, from planning and planting an indoor garden to tackling pests and other challenges. Click here for more information or to order this book.

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