Students at Educare Early Learning Center in Kansas City, KS were excited to finally get outside in their gardens after almost six straight days of rain! I met the students for a quick lesson on helpful insects and pests. We started by looking at pictures of praying mantis, bees, wasps and ground beetles, reviewing each […]
Students at Richardson Early Learning Center were so excited to get out planting in their garden! They planted mustard greens, Sugar Ann snap peas and carrot seeds. While planting our garden, we talked about keeping track of our seeds by planting them in a straight line. We also talked with them about how it’s important to […]
The New Young Scholars early learning center in Kansas City became a member of our Schoolyard Gardens program in the summer of 2016. With no real gardening experience in their background, the teachers were nervous but willing to learn how to grow a summer vegetable garden. Over the month of May, determined to keep their gardens […]
Winter is officially here and trips to your schoolyard garden probably won’t be happening until you plant again in March. Keep your students interested and talking about the garden with some easy garden-themed activities you could do in the classroom. Discuss what your students did and did not enjoy about the garden and have the […]
The Schoolyard Gardens program is excited to start working with The Family Conservancy’s “Growing Healthy Kids” project. The project will focus on healthy nutrition and physical activity by introducing the “ I Am Moving, I Am Learning” curriculum to students in local preschools. With the help and guidance of our program, the Family Conservancy will […]
Fall is here, and that means it’s time to harvest the sweet potatoes in your Schoolyard Garden! The preschoolers at Exploring Minds were so excited to help harvest sweet potatoes from one raised bed in their garden. Sweet potatoes take around 150 days to grow. Harvest your sweet potatoes when you notice the soil starting to bulge […]
While out exploring in the garden with preschoolers from Learn A Lot in Raytown, Mo., we noticed green caterpillars on our broccoli plants! These small green caterpillars are called cabbage loopers. They enjoy eating greens in the brassica family (kale, cabbage, collards, broccoli, etc.). Cabbage loopers are especially pesky during the fall gardening season. After […]
My friends from Ms. Anderson’s Kiddie Kollege in Kansas City, Kansas were great garden helpers today! While watering and weeding they were pleased to find a few tomatoes, potatoes and a large cucumber! They’re so excited to try a bite and taste how fresh and tasty vegetables are from their garden!