A Scary Surprise for the School Principal

DIY Scarecrows are a fun STEAM Project that promotes creative solutions, teamwork, and interdisciplinary thinking. Four different teams constructed unique and imaginative scarecrows. They collaboratively fashioned outfits from ripped nylon hammocks, scavenged props from the toolshed to rubber band in scarecrow’s gloved hands, and bent wire into eyeglasses that even had tape lenses!

Celebrate Biological Diversity in the Garden

May 22nd is International Day for Biological Diversity! What is biological diversity? Biological diversity–or biodiversity for short–refers to the variety of life forms found in a habitat or ecosystem as measured on a global scale. When scientists talk about diversity, they are generally most concerned with the passing on of genes that enable a species…

Every Teacher a Food Educator! How to Expand Garden-to-Classroom in Every School

Last week, I had the pleasure of attending the 9th National Farm-to-Cafeteria conference in Cincinnati, OH. Sponsored by the Farm-to-School Network, this conference brings together foodservice directors, nutrition specialists, farmers, producers, and policymakers from all over the country. As a formal educator, I am definitely considered a minority stakeholder, despite the argument that more school…