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.
Given the challenges schools have faced in the last two years, garden teachers (and kids) need more support from the community than ever before.
Farm to School recently announced record-setting funding for feeding and teaching kids. Read these tips as you think about your grant proposal.
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!
Amidst the health and safety concerns, I’ve started to mourn the loss of access to outdoor learning spaces.
Stone Soup encourages students to try a wide variety of vegetables while building classroom community through cuisine.
With the right combination of planning and prowess, crowdfunding is a viable way to raise money for garden-based education.
Popcorn teaches valuable lessons in the geography and culture of flavor.
Bake away the rainy chill with this sweet bread recipe.
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.
A little over a year ago, I established an after school club that I dubbed “Dirt Girls.” The decision to limit participation only to girls was initially motivated by the relative inequity in STEM fields. According to the National Girls Collaborative Project, women make up just 29% of the STEM workforce. Research suggests that time…
Kindergarteners prefer fresh over canned or frozen peas.
Accomplish your garden goals with a work party strategy.
Food Literacy Month promotes food education.