Celebrate National Garden Month by engaging the youngest gardeners to design their own spaces to engage and explore.
Tag: UC Master Gardeners of Napa County
Six Simple Reasons To Introduce Kids to Seed Saving
Seed saving is a simple art, but an important science.
Still Vermi-composting After All These Years: A Tribute to Will Allen
Vermicomposting is a simple, yet rewarding way to teach about decomposition while enriching the school garden.
When Faced with Disaster, Food Inspires Hope and Builds Community
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…
School’s Out for Summer! (Well, not really, but almost.)
One of the most perplexing challenges of the school garden is the academic calendar. Even in climates with a year-round growing season, summer is usually the most bountiful time of year. But summer is also when students are scarce. How can you ensure that the summer harvest doesn’t become a maintenance burden? Select varieties that mature slowly. Unless…
Take Advantage of School Garden Networking Opportunities
This past week offered a whirlwind of activity in the various community groups to which I belong, namely the UC Master Gardeners of Napa County School Garden Task Force and the Napa Chapter of the Farmers Guild. Here are a few highlights, along with a gentle nudge to get involved yourself. The School Garden Task Force was…