Celebrate National Garden Month by engaging the youngest gardeners to design their own spaces to engage and explore.
Sensory experience–a hallmark of science, nutrition, and environmental education–is much harder to deliver via screen. However, a few months ago I was inspired me to turn over a new leaf.
Becoming a curious birder may be just the antidote you need to get through 2020!
As a former classroom teacher, I can attest to the powerful pull food has for students.
Despite the fact that I am not an expert gardener, I still find the importance and joy of sharing my experiences with food, the connection between garden-to-classroom and farm-to-table lessons.
The Triple Tomato Taste lesson is a perfect way to connect home and school in meaningful ways during Food Literacy Month!
With the right combination of planning and prowess, crowdfunding is a viable way to raise money for garden-based education.
Reward hard work with garden bounty.
School gardens are as old as public education itself.
Enlisting students during extracurricular times of the school day is a viable way to build youth leaders and maintain a school garden at the same time.
Today is National Food Day. Although Napa County had an event planned for this evening, we opted to cancel due to the devastating wildfires that swept through the North Bay these past two weeks. Our event was scheduled at a local public school. Because classroom doors just reopened yesterday for the first time since October…
Accomplish your garden goals with a work party strategy.
Tomatoes start showing up in the big-box stores as early as February. To stay competitive, the locally owned nurseries probably stock them not much later, even though they know that it does little good to plant tomatoes any earlier than April 15th in Napa. Depending on your location, the low evening temperatures throughout the summer…
Spring has sprung! Buds are breaking and temperatures are rising. Warm weather brings so many opportunities–and work–in the garden. The spring season welcomes a proliferation of plants, grants, contests, and events for school garden educators. As the soil becomes workable again, annual plant sales begin. This past weekend I attended the UC Davis Arboretum Plant Sale. People seemed surprised…
A lot of tiny hands help maintain the school garden after school.