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Hooray for Harvest Parties!

This fall, students in La Mariposa classroom at El Centro Early Learning Center participated in the “Sprout in the Garden” curriculum – a 9-week gardening program with Schoolyard Gardens! After planting their garden, students learned how to carefully water their delicate seedlings and seeds, so they didn’t wash away. They learned how to find and […]


4 Steps to Summer Garden Success

The temperature is rising! For a guaranteed successful summer harvest, it’s a good idea to prepare your gardens for the hot summer months ahead! Water, Water, Water Maintaining a consistent watering schedule will ensure that your tomatoes grow gradually rather than in spurts, preventing stretch marks or misshaped tomatoes. Stake your tomatoes Before your tomatoes […]

Mulching Your Schoolyard Garden

Weeding your schoolyard garden can be a tedious task for students and teachers alike. To help prevent weeds from growing in your garden, consider adding straw mulch to your schoolyard garden. A thick layer of straw mulch limits the weeds’ access to sunlight, thereby stifling emerging weed seedlings. Before applying mulch, weed the garden as thoroughly as […]