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April 2014


The Full Garden Experience at Upper Township Middle School

Our gardens are coming along as best as the weather permits.  We have our rain barrels situated and ready to hook up to drip irrigation line.  We have a parent experienced with irrigation systems coming to assist with this endeavor. We have trays of vegetable plants started from seeds coming along and should be ready to transplant around the 15th of May.  Our strawberry

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The Grizzly Garden at the Galloway Township Middle School

The Grizzly Garden, at the Galloway Township Middle School is in full bloom. The students in Mrs. Kerrigan’s class have constructed six new beds, adding an additional 176 square feet of planting space onto this years garden. 2013 Grizzly Garden 2014 Grizzly Garden Mrs. Junker, our vice principal helps to fill a new garden bed. The G.T.M.S. Garden Club planted a Granny Smith apple

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Ocean City Has Garden Fever!

Students at Ocean City Intermediate School have spring garden fever!!! To get ready for planting, students made various seeds tapes by reading the packaging instructions and measuring the distance for each individual seed or grouping of seeds to be placed on the toilet paper. Other students were busy caring for potato plants they started in class from just a piece of the potato and

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Venice Park Preschool: A Little School with a Big Green Thumb

The school garden at Venice Park School is finally underway! With the cold and snowy conditions, planting our cold weather seeds was delayed until April 7th (the past two years we planted in mid-March!). In order to prepare our garden boxes, the students helped the teachers dump in and till the new soil with rakes and tie string to separate the square feet. The

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What’s “Growing” On Absecon Marsh School Garden??

At the H.A. Marsh School in Absecon, NJ, we have been busy getting our garden ready for the spring and summer seasons. We have planted seeds, cleaned out the garden, turned over the compost bin, started a garden club and planted some cool weather crops. We are all very excited about the garden and how it teaches us that when we work together we

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2014 Mullica Township Schoolyard Garden

“Anyone who thinks that gardening begins in the spring and ends in the fall is missing the best part of the whole year. For gardening begins in January, begins with the dream.”                                                                                                 — Josephine Nuese 2014 opens our 3rd season of the Mullica Township Schoolyard

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Eagle Academy is Growing Greens!

      Students at Eagle Academy, located in Egg Harbor Township, NJ have been working hard preparing for the school gardens.  Mrs. Walters’ science classes have planted hundreds of seedlings under the grow lamps to be transplanted when the weather warms up.  They have prepared the ground for planting four trees, including two apple trees, in the front yard.  They have also tilled the soil

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