Spring Harvest at Parker Elementary in Kansas City, Kansas

With schoolyard gardens in full swing, many spring vegetables have grown and are ready to harvest. Parker Elementary students, along with the school’s Nurse Anderson, harvested a spring salad mix. They overwintered spinach using a row cover frame, and were able to harvest spinach throughout the winter and spring that they planted last fall! The […]

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Comanche Elementary 2nd Graders: Taking Charge of the Schoolyard Garden

Comanche Elementary in the Shawnee Mission School District has been a Schoolyard Gardens member for over 7 years.  This year, the second grade team has taken over the gardening duties.  The students were first introduced to the garden last fall when they cleaned out the garden which had grown full of pesky summer weeds. The […]


Snacks from the Schoolyard Garden – The Best Part of Growing Your Own Food!

The most exciting part of growing vegetables is getting to eat all the yummy veggies. While the Schoolyard Gardens team is partial to eating veggies straight from the garden, it’s fun to try them in a few inventive ways as well. Below are a few of our favorite kid-friendly recipes. All of these recipes require little […]