Are you looking forward to spring as much as I am? As I watch the last of the snowstorms blow through, I enjoy passing the time with some podcasts. Gardening podcasts are a great way to stay current with the latest horticulture trends and find inspiration for your next spring project. Here are three of […]
9 Garden Themed Children’s Books We Love
When the colder temperatures and shorter days have me missing time in the garden, I like to transport myself with stories of warmer seasons spent outdoors. If the upcoming winter months have you feeling the same, check out these garden themed children’s books to fill the void. Compost Stew by Mary McKenna Siddals, Illustrated by […]
Garden Thank You Letters
When we think of January in Kansas and Missouri, ‘gardening’ is generally not the first word that comes to mind. Cold temperatures are a time for our gardens to rest and our soil, with all the wonderful little microbes living within, to rejuvenate. This rest period is crucial and truly something to be thankful for […]
Light and Latkes!
I’ve been catching some good sunsets from the Schoolyard Gardens office these past few weeks as the hours of daylight have been fleeting. There’s a serene stillness in the garden at this point of the season, and the arrival of the winter solstice this weekend felt like a natural and necessary pause right before we […]
Last Friday the famous groundhog, Mr. Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow, so unfortunately for us we have 6 more weeks of winter ahead of us. In the meantime, get your students excited for the spring with any one of these 3 garden art projects. Garden Markers: Decide with your class what to plant this spring. […]
Great Garden-Themed Books and Activities to Break Out This Winter
Winter is officially here and trips to your schoolyard garden probably won’t be happening until you plant again in March. Keep your students interested and talking about the garden with some easy garden-themed activities you could do in the classroom. Discuss what your students did and did not enjoy about the garden and have the […]
This Winter, Make Garden Signs with Your Students to Prepare for the Growing Season!
Have you ever had trouble identifying plants in your garden, or forgotten what you planted in a bed? Plant markers help students and adults alike with vegetable identification. Rather than using the small plastic markers that can fall out or wash off, consider making larger, more permanent signs to make your schoolyard garden more informative […]