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Washington Avenue School: Operation Make a Salad Day

On June 1st, Washington Avenue School had their first “Operation- Make a Salad Day” in cooperation with the school nurse and in conjunction with the Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Program. Every student and staff member enjoyed their own greens and fruit salad. The AtlantiCare’s edible garden grant helped us to plant and then harvest, lettuce, spinach, kale and radishes to feed nearly 500 people-

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Uptown School Complex: Dedicated to our Success

By: Georgia Charles Our 7th and 8th grade science teacher and students have worked with us to prepare the soil and plan the garden. Most of the students were willing to get their hands dirty. They helped the younger students to plant clean and plant. The weather has not been cooperating! The seedlings and plugs were healthy and ready for planting, but the weather

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Stone Harbor Elementary School: Growing Partnerships

This year, Stone Harbor Elementary School was able to expand our garden program. The Garden of Kindness brings our school, families, and community together. Our parent/teacher group helps to run the after school garden club with a local master gardener, our teachers partner to take students into the garden for various activities, and the staff chips in keeping our garden in shape. The AtlantiCare

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Joseph C. Shaner Memorial Pre-School/ Elementary School: “Sparkle Fish”

Our Joseph C. Shaner School preschool students are excited about the plants that are growing in their classroom water garden. Their fish named “Sparkle Fish” is helping to grow wheat grass and radish sprouts. The plants are growing right before their eyes every day. Mr. Trackman, our Supervisor of Food Services, will be coming soon to make yummy smoothies with the wheat grass. Mrs.

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Richmond Avenue Elementary School: Sharing in the Joy of Gardening

By: Janine Krizauskas I want to speak on the AtlantiCare sustainable garden grant. It has been very beneficial to my school and my school’s families for the last two years. Not only have I shared gardening lessons with classes, planted with them, and exposed some of our students to vegetables and herbs they have never tried before. It shows our kids where food comes

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Northfield Community School Garden: Enjoying the Bounty of our Earth

Although Mother Nature caused us to have a late start this year, we have had good results in the past few weeks. Our lettuces and herbs have really taken off and our peas and beans are getting ready to start climbing! The best surprise we had was early in the spring. We went outside to start preparing our garden beds for planting and we

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Middle Township Middle School: Weathering through the winter: Growing our Hardy Veggies

We used our $1500 AtlantiCare New Edible School Garden Grant to purchase a more efficient heater and benches for our greenhouse, potting soil, seeding trays, and gardening tools. We had a small oil heater in our greenhouse this winter, and saw that it did not keep the greenhouse warm enough for the tomato plants. The heater we purchased was the King Pic-a-Watt 240V Electric

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