April is National Gardening Month, and while we don’t mark too many of these big days, weeks and months (hard pass on Squirrel Appreciation Day), this one is worth noting. For northern gardeners, who can finally see the growing season heading our way, April is always a month to celebrate. Here are 10 ways to…Read More
Indoor seed sowing, greenhouses, cold frames, hot beds—you name it, northern gardeners have tried it to extend the season for vegetables and other plants. Today, gardeners typically use LED or flourescent lights to start seeds indoors, then move them to cold frames outdoors or low tunnels, temporary frames covered in plastic to create a cozy…Read More
KidsGardening.org is a great resource for anyone interested in starting or growing a school garden. They have more than 100 lesson plans and activities available to educators. Resources are available for students K-12. The wide variety of gardening activities is great for customizable education plans. After subscribing to their monthly newsletter, most resources are free…Read More
As schools work to include more local and fresh fruits and vegetables in school lunches, school gardens have become much more common. Nonetheless, it can become difficult to keep a school garden going and to secure funding and interest. The School Garden Support Organization Network (SGSO) is an online community that allows school garden professionals…Read More
Minnesota Agriculture in the Classroom is an organization dedicated to increasing agricultural literacy through education. Because agriculture affects our quality of life so significantly, it’s important for students to understand its role and value. The organization has a program called Agriculture in the Classroom to improve student achievement by bringing agricultural-based content to the classroom.…Read More
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