THE BLOG

Archives

Categories

Nutrition Curriculum Resources for School Gardens

April 13, 2022 |

School gardens are a great opportunity to engage students in active learning. It’s a good way to teach youth about the importance of nutrition. Creating a curriculum that works for your students is key. Below are some resources that may help tailor your lesson plans. Grow It, Try It, Like It!: A free nutrition education…

Read More

Youth Lessons and Activities for Gardening

April 13, 2022 |

Lessons and activities are a fun way to engage students with a school garden. We’ve included some resources to check out for ideas below.  Youth Grow Garden Lesson Manual: A good comprehensive guide for K-5. The manual includes classroom management, food safety, evaluations, plant parts, seeds, pollinators, and more. Both lesson plans and activities are…

Read More

Gardening Curriculum Resources for School Gardens

April 13, 2022 |

Starting a school garden may feel a bit overwhelming. Where do you start? The resources below are helpful for answering general gardening questions.  Planting the Vegetable Garden: Helpful guide for soil preparation and testing. Good information on cool and warm season crops, when to plant outside, starting seeds inside, and transplanting. A Garden-in-a-Box Participant recommends…

Read More

Food and Flowers Grow in Fairgrounds Garden

April 11, 2022 |

A small plot packed with food and flowers grows in the heart of the Mower County Fairgrounds in Austin. The fairgrounds garden is called the Mower County Master Gardeners’ Teaching and Donation Garden and it benefits from both MSHS community outreach programs: Garden-in-a-Box since 2019 and Minnesota Green in 2021. In coordination with the University…

Read More

How to Build a Low Tunnel

April 6, 2022 |

With our erratic spring weather, one of the best investments a vegetable gardener in Minnesota can make is in a low tunnel. And, these season extenders are not hard to build or very expensive. Why Low Tunnels? Low tunnels are temporary structures, typically made of wire or PVC pipes with a plastic sheet or a…

Read More

advertisement

Hungry for more? Join a webinar or workshop!