Give a Little Bit

By: Margi Fineran, Foodprints educator, School within a School @ Goding …..  “The most important thing in anyone’s life is to be giving something” – Ginger Rogers December 2014, SWS Goding, our youngest of students were learning about Giving. With the talk of special holiday treats and surprises set aside for a little while, the 3

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Protecting Our Pollinators

By: Laura Vogel, Adult Education Program Manager, Brookside Gardens …..  Montgomery Parks salutes RootingDC and its goal of bringing people together in the name of growing a healthier food system. Who can argue with that? It is obviously of critical importance, however what may not be as obvious are some of the factors that contribute to

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It All Adds Up

By: Rebecca Helgerson, School Garden Coordinator at Tubman Elementary School ….. Tubman students have opportunities to incorporate cooking into the classroom throughout the year, but the cold winter weather gives us an excuse to really focus it. Others than a couple of beds growing greens and roots, the garden is put to bed for the winter

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Exploring Math and Language Through Seasonal Ingredients

By: Christy Przystawik, Early Childhood Teacher at FoodPrints ….. We’ve just completed a unit of study on pumpkins at Peabody through our FoodPrints program. For this particular unit our study was divided into four centers: observational drawings, playing with pumpkin pie moon sand, making pumpkin scones, and “geo pumpkins.” Borrowing from the concept of geoboards we hammered

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