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Schoolyard Garden Spotlight: Southwood Elementary Garden Club

Did you know that sweet potatoes are the most sensitive vegetable to freezing temperatures?  If left outside in the cold the tubers become mealy and inedible. On the day Southwood Elementary planned to harvest their sweet potatoes, they were very aware that they only had a small window of time before that evenings freezing temperature […]

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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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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 syg@kccg.org if interested! […]