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Planting a School Garden To Grow a Future

By Larraine Roulston: Gardeners, as well as most children, love digging their hands into soil, finding worms and picking nutritious foods grown in backyard gardens. Interest has been growing, particularly in urban areas, in creating nature and vegetable gardens at schools. Recent studies suggest that, in addition to the many …

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Edible Classroom—Giving Kids a New Future

By Fredrica Syren: I don’t know about you, but in my experience, classrooms in general are never great looking and tend to be boring. But imagine a classroom filled with edible plants. Now that’s a classroom I would look forward to going to every day. Teacher Stephen Ritz has made …

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Teaching Kids About Composting

By Fredrica Syren I work very hard to teach my kids about the value of the environment and the importance of preserving the world around them. This, I feel, helps ensure a positive future for the earth. One very simple but fun way to teach kids about recycling, giving back …

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Getting Dirty – Starting a Garden with Children

By Dawna Matthews Spring has arrived, and with it are days outside and digging in the earth. In early November, my daughter Chloé helped plant our tulip bulbs for the spring. They began blooming two weeks ago. Every day she is so excited to look out the window, see the …

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How To Teach Kids Sustainability

By Chef Centehua Living a more natural and sustainable life is really about making the best choices with the information and tools you have. Our journey began by reducing paper and plastic products, and now we are composting, growing our food, raising chickens, collecting rainwater and using a grey water system. …

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Farm Camp Review

By Fredrica Syren I think that, these days, children my kids’ ages do not always know where food comes from and what a farm is all about. I wanted Bella to have that knowledge, so last week she went to farm camp and, wow, did she have fun! The camp …

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Teaching Kids About Growing Plants

My kids absolutely love being in the garden and helping me gardening and taking care of our vegetable garden. They also, just like me, like to “stalk” my neighbor’s who have an specially nice garden in the front yard where we can watch what they are doing. I found this …

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