This week’s Schoolyard Gardens school spotlight is Tomahawk Elementary, located in Overland Park, KS. Fifth grade teacher, April Cremer does a wonderful job incorporating the garden into math and science lessons as well as teaching important hands-on skills such as cooking. I asked April what her experience has been like teaching from the garden and […]
5 Fun Ways to Celebrate Earth Day
Having a schoolyard garden means that you’re already a wonderful steward of the earth. Take a minute to give yourself a pat on the back, because in a way, you celebrate the earth every time you visit your garden! In honor of the official Earth Day, we’d like to share a few other ways you, […]
3 BIPOC Food Bloggers to Check Out
The cold dark winter has me feeling like the days are on repeat and the desire to hibernate is strong. If you’re like me, you’re feeling a little less inspired to cook dinner after a long day’s work. Finishing off the last of the holiday popcorn for dinner is all you can muster, and that’s […]
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 […]
Recipes that Use Thanksgiving Leftovers
Food, family, friends, and more food. Thanksgiving is by far my favorite holiday! Once the main feast is over though, I inevitably have, So. Many. Leftovers. If this scenario sounds familiar, check out these wonderful Thanksgiving leftover recipes to keep the feast going! Spice up that side dish with Leftover Sweet Potato Hummus Swap out […]
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 […]
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 […]
5 Easy Thanksgiving Leftovers Recipes!
After gathering with family and friends for Thanksgiving, by now you might be eating your second or third turkey sandwich! Why not use up your leftovers with these five easy post-Thanksgiving recipes? Too much leftover bird? Mix it up with this turkey salad sandwich! Maybe you have mounds of mashed potatoes? Switch it up and make breakfast […]
6 Thanksgiving Mains for the Vegetarians at the Table!
Today we’re sharing a few fantastic main dishes you can prepare if you have any vegetarians to cook for this Thanksgiving! Stuffed Spaghetti Squash 4 Cheese Pesto Lasagna Spaghetti squash is stuffed with a creamy four cheese white sauce and pesto to make an easier, lighter, slightly healthier lasagna! 2. The Best Whole Roasted Cauliflower! […]
Our Favorite Fall Vegetable Recipes
Our gardens are in full bloom now, so it’s time to put all those beautiful fall vegetables to use! Here are a few of our favorite fall vegetable recipes: ARUGULA Pea Pesto Pasta with Sun-dried Tomatoes and Arugula BROCCOLI Maple Sesame Tofu with Coconut Rice CABBAGE Cashew Crunch Salad with Sesame Dressing COLLARD GREENS Roasted […]