First grade Garlic Experts

By: Tara McNerney, Cooking and Gardening Teacher at Mundo Verde Public Charter School ….. When the weather turned cold in the nation’s capitol, and the garden was looking ready for a long sleep, the first graders at Mundo Verde Public Charter were getting ready to do the last planting of 2014. One brisk and cloudy day

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Garden Education Doesn’t Take a Winter Break!

By: Willa Pohlman, Garden Educator at City Blossoms ….. Winter is upon us, but we’ve been keeping busy exploring edible plant parts, discovering firsthand what a plant needs to grow, conducting compost experiments, and investigating insects. In pre-k, students have been learning about plant parts and which roots, stems, leaves, flowers, fruits and seeds people eat.

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Guided Discoveries in Watkins Garden

By: Jane Hellewell, Foodprints at Watkins Elementary Garden ….. As students started the 2014/2015 school year here at Watkins Elementary School on Capitol Hill, the garden was showing it’s healthy summer bounty.  Students arrived to discover various types of beans growing, Cherokee Trail of Tear beans and American Indian Haditsu War Shield beans to name a

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Soil-less Experiments at Yu Ying

By: Amy Quinn, Washington Yu Ying Public Charter….. DC has a thriving garden community, with school gardens both big and small found throughout the city. As the new school year has begun to develop, the school and community gardens around DC are planning for winter, thinking about the last planting of lettuces and radishes before

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Growing Plans at WMST High School

By: Clare Parks, HealthCorps Coordinator at Washington Math Science & Technology Public Charter High School ….. Truth be told, we do not have an in-house garden at Washington Math Science and Technology (WMST) just yet. Our growing garden started as a set of 3 straw bales and seedlings (thanks to some tips from the DC

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