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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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Spotlight: Upper Room (Holy Cross Catholic School)

Each summer churches, community centers and schools throughout the metro host Upper Room summer programs. The Upper Room envisions healthy and vibrant urban core neighborhoods. Their mission is to “Transform and revitalize urban core neighborhoods by offering and supporting quality programs, including education, comprehensive health care, jobs, and community and economic development.” The Upper Room […]

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Spotlight: William Southern Elementary

The after-school garden club at William Southern Elementary has been working hard in the garden this spring! Earlier this season, the group braved the cold weather to plant seed potatoes, arugula, turnips, carrots, and lettuce. Although it was difficult for the kiddos to imagine these veggies sprouting in the frigid soil, we talked about how […]

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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 […]