The earthworm way … blind.

Exceptional Earthworms

Summary: Thanks to springtime rain showers, we have been observing an abundance of earthworms in our gardens and backyards. Though puddle jumping is encouraged during this rainy season, we recommend students take a quick break from splashing, and look closely to find earthworms hard at work keeping the soil healthy. This week’s lesson, “Exceptional Earthworms” […]

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Covering Garden Beds and Jotting Garden Memories

There’s something bittersweet about covering Schoolyard Garden beds at the end of the fall into winter season. The Schoolyard Gardens team uses landscape fabric or burlap to cover garden beds after they’ve been cleared of garden debris to ensure that they’ll be ready for planting come springtime. The fabric suppresses any pesky weeds that inevitably […]

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Missouri Healthy Food AmeriCorps: Adventures in St. Louis

It’s hard to believe that I’m in my fourth month of service with the KCCG Schoolyard Gardens team. These past few months have been fulfilling and fun, and I feel incredibly fortunate to serve alongside fellow KCCG AmeriCorps members: Abby Ewert (Beanstalk Children’s Garden), Colleen Freeman (Family Gardens), Priest Hughes (Community Partner Gardens), and Sarah […]

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Schoolyard Gardens Spotlight: Troost Elementary LINC

I arrived to Troost Elementary LINC to plant fall veggies on an especially humid August afternoon, and was greeted by students who were ready to garden…In their pajamas (for school spirit week, of course!). My initial weeks of AmeriCorps service were filled with many firsts but until arriving at Troost Elementary, I would have never […]

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5 Senses in the Garden

Since joining the Schoolyard Gardens team as an AmeriCorps service member, I’ve had the opportunity to garden with so many curious and hard-working students. We’ve shared in abundant summer harvests, planted fall crops, carefully thinned and weeded garden beds, watered plants with care, and carried armloads of mulch to spread around our plants. Tending our […]