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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. […]

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Back To Schoolyard Gardens

Last week students, throughout the metro returned to schools. Many of our schoolyard gardens are welcoming new and returning students to their growing spaces. Some schoolyard gardens have grown produce throughout the summer, and as students return to school they are being met with fresh tomatoes, peppers and cucumbers. Other schoolyard gardens took a rest […]

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Using Row Cover in Your Schoolyard Garden: Protect Your Veggies from Dropping Temperatures!

Since schools plant their fall gardens somewhat late in the season due to the school calendar, some vegetables need a little protection from frost as winter approaches! Keep an eye on the weather. As you notice temperatures dropping this fall, install row cover over your veggies so that they last a little bit longer. Row […]

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How to Prevent Cabbage Loopers in your Schoolyard Garden

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 […]