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Hooray for Harvest Parties!

This fall, students in La Mariposa classroom at El Centro Early Learning Center participated in the “Sprout in the Garden” curriculum – a 9-week gardening program with Schoolyard Gardens! After planting their garden, students learned how to carefully water their delicate seedlings and seeds, so they didn’t wash away. They learned how to find and […]

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Heartland Childhood Obesity Summit, Reflections

Last week the Schoolyard Gardens Team participated in a two day conference, “The Heartland Childhood Obesity Summit,” hosted by Health Resources & Services Administration, Children’s Mercy Weighing In, and the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Health Region 7. Health care professionals, policy makers, city planners and community partners gathered together to discuss how we […]

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4 Steps to Summer Garden Success

The temperature is rising! For a guaranteed successful summer harvest, it’s a good idea to prepare your gardens for the hot summer months ahead! Water, Water, Water Maintaining a consistent watering schedule will ensure that your tomatoes grow gradually rather than in spurts, preventing stretch marks or misshaped tomatoes. Stake your tomatoes Before your tomatoes […]

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Spotlight: Rosehill ELC

Tuesday I had the pleasure of planting with Mrs. Fullington and Mrs. Knecht’s Preschool class at Rosehill ELC in Lenexa KS.   New to the Schoolyard Garden program, they were so excited to finally get to plant in their newly constructed raised beds. Before planting, we practiced planting our seeds by using wooden beads.  We discussed […]