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Posts tagged ‘teaching gardening’

Creating the Ideal Planting Schedule

Flourishing Vegetable GardenWith spring in the air, many farmers are now planting seed in order to achieve maximum growth, and some are already anticipating their first harvest of the season. Many commercial producers have their planting schedule down to an exact science, but if you’re a small-scale, hobby grower you may have never considered using a planting schedule. However, making one could be the key to your highest yield yet. In this blog we will discuss some of the steps to follow and the information required for you to create an ideal planting schedule. Read more

Spotlight on Shanahan Middle School and their Growing Green Thumbs

Polycarbonate greenhouse

Shanahan Middle School, in Lewis Center, OH, has been involved in wellness initiatives over the past four years to help students engage in gardening, while addressing the health benefits of consuming unprocessed food. Cynthia Walters, a teacher at the school, is also the initiator and founder of the Shanahan Middle School Greenhouse Project. She explains, “I work with the district to implement wellness-based curriculums and events, and serve as an advocate to improve lunch and snack options for students nationwide.” The Shanahan Middle School Greenhouse Project joins marries sixth grade plant-based learning, the general science curriculum and wellness initiatives to “empower students to make healthy choices.”

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