Early exposure to organisms builds empathy for living things and teaches about life cycles, ecosystem dynamics, and predator/prey relationships.
Core Principles Series: Utilize an Integrated Curriculum
Throughout 2022, I’ll be sharing Nathan Larson’s 15 “Core Principles of Garden-Based Education,” using them as an organizing frame for reflecting on the school garden movement in Napa County.
Year End Appeal: A Call to Action for School Garden Educators and Supporters Alike
Given the challenges schools have faced in the last two years, garden teachers (and kids) need more support from the community than ever before.
Four Keys to Grant Collaboration: A Farm-to-School Success Story
Farm to School recently announced record-setting funding for feeding and teaching kids. Read these tips as you think about your grant proposal.
Being a Curious Birder
Becoming a curious birder may be just the antidote you need to get through 2020!
The Ambiguous Loss of Outdoor Education
Amidst the health and safety concerns, I’ve started to mourn the loss of access to outdoor learning spaces.
Stone Soup for the Body, Soul, & Society as a Whole
Stone Soup encourages students to try a wide variety of vegetables while building classroom community through cuisine.
Crowdfunding Successes (and Challenges) for Garden-Based Education
With the right combination of planning and prowess, crowdfunding is a viable way to raise money for garden-based education.
Make Corn “Pop” with Flavor for a Sweet or Savory Snack
Popcorn teaches valuable lessons in the geography and culture of flavor.
The Sun Will Come Out…of Your Oven!
Bake away the rainy chill with this sweet bread recipe.
Please Pass the (Fresh) Peas! Kinder Taste Test Reveals Interesting Results
Kindergarteners prefer fresh over canned or frozen peas.
Make a List, Check it Twice: How to Keep Everyone Busy at a Garden Work Party
Accomplish your garden goals with a work party strategy.
Did you know that September is Food Literacy Month?
Food Literacy Month promotes food education.