This week you’re in for a treat! Our very own K-12 Garden Coordinator, Crystal Fritz, wrote a children’s story about building a new schoolyard garden. We asked Crystal to read us this book, Hooray!! You’re Building a Schoolyard Garden. Take a look! Before building a new garden, it’s important to make sure you are ready […]
New Video! – Garden Construction at Hawthorn Elementary
Despite all this crazy weather, we’ve been busy all winter building new gardens at schools across the Kansas City metro! A few weeks ago, we built a garden with the students at Hawthorn Elementary and it was such a blast! We put together this short video so you can experience a garden construction along with […]
Welcome Claire, Our New Preschool Gardens Coordinator!
Hello all! My name is Claire and I’m the new Preschool Gardens Coordinator. While new to the SYG team, I got my start with KCCG as a Beanstalk Garden Assistant almost 3 years ago. I’m excited to be back in a full-time role and I can’t wait to meet all our wonderful schools! My […]
We’re Building New Schoolyard Gardens!
One common question we get at SYG is, “what do you do during the wintertime?” Since it’s too cold to garden, you might think all we do is drink hot chocolate and eat soup, but you’d be wrong (though we do a lot of that too)! Actually, we’re busy building new school gardens (among […]
Spotlight: Celebrating 30 Garden Beds at Border Star
Winter is a sleepy time for many gardeners, but here at schoolyard gardens, we’re keeping busy! Along with garden constructions, we’re topping off beds with compost, tilling up compacted soil, and making minor repairs to raised beds. The time in between growing seasons provides us with a great opportunity to do some much-needed schoolyard garden […]
Spotlight: Oakwood Manor Garden Construction
Over here at the KCCG headquarters we are already getting ready for spring. We are putting spring workshops on the calendar, labeling seed packets and cleaning up the greenhouse. In Schoolyard Gardens, we are busy getting new garden beds built at schools! We always try to stay a season ahead, and build new garden beds […]
Olathe Middle School Builds Four Raised Beds to Grow Vegetables Next School Year
Despite this week’s heat, the Schoolyard Gardens team helped teachers and students build 4 raised garden beds at Olathe’s Santa Fe Trail Middle School. The July 11 construction took about an hour thanks to the help of the school’s football team, which took a break from their practice to come help shovel soil. Karla Laffoon, […]
Growing the Garden Space at Holliday Montessori
The students at Holliday Montessori have been gardening for many years in four raised beds in their playground. Over the years, student and teacher interest grew, but there were not enough raised beds for every class to use. After a long period of planning, the teachers and students decided to expand their vegetable garden to […]