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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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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 […]

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Hooray for Harvest Parties!

This fall, students in La Mariposa classroom at El Centro Early Learning Center participated in the “Sprout in the Garden” curriculum – a 9-week gardening program with Schoolyard Gardens! After planting their garden, students learned how to carefully water their delicate seedlings and seeds, so they didn’t wash away. They learned how to find and […]