As the temperatures turn from crisp to cold, it’s time to consider closing down your schoolyard garden for the season. Unsure how to get started? Fear not! We have a quick how-to video and guide sheet to assist you. Now that you know the how, let’s talk about the why. Why should you close down […]
Don’t Forget To Plant Your Garlic!
The weather has started to turn cold, you’re having cozy thoughts of being indoors with a hot cup of tea/coffee/cider, and your schoolyard garden is hopefully cleared out and ready to rest for winter. But wait! There is one more delicious and nutritious vegetable to plant in your schoolyard garden – Garlic! Follow these easy […]
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 […]
SYG Fall Garden Workshop is Tuesday August 6!
Schoolyard Gardens invites you to our Fall Garden Workshop, Tuesday August 6th from 3-4:30 pm. This workshop is mandatory for first time garden contacts, but we welcome any schoolyard gardener wanting to brush up on our best gardening practices. Schoolyard Gardens Coordinators will assist you with mapping out a fall garden plan and answer any […]
Check Out Our New YouTube Channel!
Schoolyard Gardens just launched our very own YouTube channel! So far we’ve only posted one video but we think it’s a special one. Follow along as the fourth graders at Wendell Phillips Elementary harvest and enjoy the vegetables from their fall garden on a sunny, cold November morning a few weeks ago! Click HERE […]
Schoolyard Gardens Grow 31 Types of Fall Vegetables
This fall we gardened with over 6,400 students. Over 100 schools in the KC Metro area planted a fall garden. Schools grew over 31 different varieties of cool season vegetables. The most popular vegetables this fall were broccoli, carrots, collards, kale and radishes! We still have a little bit of hardneck garlic left, contact firstname.lastname@example.org if interested! […]
How to Harvest Your Fall Garden
Chilly weather greetings from the SYG office! It’s hard to believe it but we are expecting the first frost of the year this evening. This means that fall gardening season is winding down. It is time to get the last of your tomatoes (even green tomatoes!) and peppers harvested, and dig up your sweet potatoes. […]
Our Fall School Gardens Are in Full Swing!
Happy autumnal equinox! The temperatures are cooling down in time for us to enjoy fall weather. Meanwhile our fall gardens are already in full bloom with radishes, mustards, lettuce, spinach, arugula and swiss chard already being enjoyed in salads, dips, quiches, stir frys, sandwiches and more! This fall we have had fun watching you all […]
Fall Garden To Do List!
Hopefully your fall seeds and plants are planted and you’re enjoying a second or third harvest of tomatoes and peppers. Did you know tomatoes and peppers can produce up until it freezes? As we wait for cooler temperatures, continue to water your fall seeds and plants every day to ensure they germinate and […]
Richardson Family Garden
This fall, Richardson Early Childhood Center of KCMO offered five 4 x 12 raised garden beds to families. With a Schoolyard Garden Assistant, these families will learn how to plant, properly water, weed and mulch. This will also bring opportunity to families to meet one another, creating more of a community feeling at Richardson. The […]