This post was written by students at Accelerated Schools of Overland Park. Here at the Accelerated Schools of Overland Park, we host an Environmental Science class. As part of this class, we maintain a school garden which has three eight-foot by four-foot raised beds. This past fall, we completed our harvest of tomatoes, herbs, […]
How to Use Row Cover to Speed Up Your Schoolyard Garden Veggies
Despite the unpredictable temperatures of the midwest, and the short school calendar, your students could be eating broccoli, cabbage, collards and kale from their schoolyard garden before the end of the school year! But how? Row cover is a friend to the schoolyard garden. It not only insulates your veggies when temperatures drop, but it also keeps […]
Season Extension Coming to Schoolyard Gardens!
Our schoolyard gardens team has worked creatively to fit the growing season into the school calendar. Unfortunately vegetable garden seasons do not fit into the typical academic year, so we try and work around this in a variety of ways! We encourage schools to plant crop varieties with shorter maturity times and have planted larger […]