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A Virtual Tour of the Leanna Flandermeyer Beanstalk Children’s Garden

This week, the Schoolyard Gardens team is excited to invite you on a virtual tour of the Leanna Flandermeyer Beanstalk Children’s Garden!   Yup, it’s time to adjust your sun hat because the Beanstalk tour guides are nothing short of a star-studded (and, sun-kissed!) cast that will guide you and your senses through their favorite […]

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Schoolyard Gardens Favorite KidsGardening Activities

As this unusual school year comes to an end, encourage students and their families to continue to explore the nature around them with these fun online activities from our partner KidsGardening. Since 1982, the KidsGardening organization has inspired children to play, learn and grow through gardening and offers educators and families garden grants and education […]

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A Look at the Garden from an Ant’s Perspective

Summary: Today’s lesson, An Ant’s Perspective is appropriate for students of any age. Younger children will enjoy pretending to be an ant and exploring the garden, while older students will be able to think more critically about the complexity of taking on a different creature’s perspective. This activity encourages movement and is accessible for students […]

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Tomato Days 2020

Dear KCCG customers, Our greenhouse team has been busy growing warm season seedlings – and they’re almost ready for your gardens! Warm season plants, including tomatoes, peppers and eggplant, will be available starting on Thursday, April 30th. Please note the following options for purchasing your plants: Option 1: Car Hop Service Thursday, April 30 – […]

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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” […]