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Spotlight: Celebrating 30 Garden Beds at Border Star

Winter is a sleepy time for many gardeners, but here at schoolyard gardens, we’re keeping busy! Along with garden constructions, we’re topping off beds with compost, tilling up compacted soil, and making minor repairs to raised beds. The time in between growing seasons provides us with a great opportunity to do some much-needed schoolyard garden […]

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Smoothies and Salads: Snacks from the Garden

The after-school LINC program at Gladstone Elementary School has been enjoying a bountiful fall harvest! Earlier this season children planted kale, broccoli, cabbage, lettuce, collard greens, spinach, mustard greens, and beets in their raised bed garden plots and eagerly awaited picking the maturing crops. Two months later, students harvested enough lettuce, spinach, and radishes from […]

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Young Gardeners “Sprout” in the Garden

On Wednesday, August 30th, Schoolyard Gardens had the second “Sprout in the Garden” lesson with Plaza Willow Montessori, a local Kansas City early childhood learning center. Schoolyard Gardens staff helped the children reseed raised beds of beets and carrots, and instructed them on proper thinning techniques for the lettuce and spinach planted the week before. […]