Vegetable: Kale SYG Varieties: Redbor, Winterbor Planting Instructions: Leave 10-12 inches between each plant 4×12 beds (K-12) fit 24 plants in a full bed (3 across & 8 down) 3×9 beds (preschool) fit 10 plants in a full bed (2 across & 5 down) Plant to Harvest Time Frame: 7 weeks Plant: mid-March to early […]
Tasty Spring Garden Salad
The end of the school year is approaching and summer is sneaking into Kansas City with temperatures hitting 90 degrees yesterday! Out at our Schoolyard Gardens it is time to harvest spring greens and make room for summer plants. Schools can expect to harvest their lettuces, spinach, arugula, green onions, radishes, mustard greens and cilantro […]
Healthy Party Snacks!
A lot happens in February. Many schools celebrate fun days like 100 Days of School, Valentines Day and even Mardi Gras. Many of these fun events call for class parties. These can be exciting, but can quickly bring on a lot of sugar and some unhealthy food choices. We want to help schools celebrate, as […]
Sweet or Savory Sweet Potato Fries
Sweet potatoes are a favorite among children and adults alike for their versatility. They can be enjoyed in a pie topped with whipped cream, or eaten as a savory side. I’ve found that many children enjoy eating sweet potato fries, especially when they can dip them in ketchup! Ingredients: 3 tablespoons olive oil 2 medium […]
Foreign Language Academy Harvest Party
The middle schoolers in Mr. Robinson’s class have been tending to their vegetable garden at Foreign Language Academy almost every school day this semester by watering, weeding, and observing the growth of their vegetable plants. Last week the students harvested red and golden beets, spinach, Swiss chard, snap peas, radishes, carrots and kale, and were […]
Time to Dig Up Those Sweet Potatoes!
Fall is here, and that means it’s time to harvest the sweet potatoes in your Schoolyard Garden! The preschoolers at Exploring Minds were so excited to help harvest sweet potatoes from one raised bed in their garden. Sweet potatoes take around 150 days to grow. Harvest your sweet potatoes when you notice the soil starting to bulge […]