Celebrate National Garden Month by engaging the youngest gardeners to design their own spaces to engage and explore.
Jane Colden is remembered as the first American woman botanist.
For a time, I was ‘wintering‘ through the month-long stay-at-home order and rainy weather just fine. But when the sun came out again, I took advantage of the opportunity to socialize outside with a close friend. We visited the Ruth Bancroft Garden & Nursery for a self-guided tour of an impressive display of drought-tolerant plants….
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!
Stay safe this Halloween with creative planting activities and not-so-scary vegetable books.
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!
Amidst the health and safety concerns, I’ve started to mourn the loss of access to outdoor learning spaces.
Fighting racial injustice must begin somewhere. For me, that somewhere is hope.
Weeds are in the eye of the beholder. This weed season, I offer three reasons to put your energy elsewhere.
Submit a Dirt Girl Diary to be eligible for an Earth Day 2020 Giveaway!
Stone Soup encourages students to try a wide variety of vegetables while building classroom community through cuisine.
To engage kindergarteners in local, place-based investigation of bees, we ground the investigation in a real-life phenomenon: What kind of bees are in our school garden?