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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 […]

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What’s Eating My Plants?

Have you noticed holes in the leaves of your broccoli, cabbage, kale, and/or collard plants? Are you wondering what could be eating your veggies? The culprits are likely caterpillars! These caterpillars, also known as loopers, are big fans of vegetables in the brassica family (that includes your broccoli, cabbage, kale, collards, brussels sprouts, and cauliflower) […]

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Germination 101

One of the most exciting things about gardening is watching tiny seeds grow into plants and eventually healthy food. To help our little seeds make this happen, we encourage schoolyard gardens to: Plant in the correct season and timeframe for each seed type. Some seeds prefer cooler temperatures while others like it warm. Water freshly […]

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Summer Harvest Recipes

  Tomatoes, Zucchini, and Peppers oh my! Do you have tomatoes galore? Zucchini for days? Peppers that just won’t stop? First, congratulations! Second, don’t let those veggies and all your hard work go to waste. Start harvesting now and then use these simple recipes to create a beautiful summer feast! Harvest each of the below […]

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Harvest Party Time!

  It’s the most wonderful time of the year…Harvest Party Time! While planting the seeds and transplants and watching them grow is half the fun (and a worthy educational endeavor), the other half of the fun is eating all of the fresh veggies! Throughout the growing season, we recommend that schools and students taste the […]