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Catawba Garden: Place to Be!

You only need one word to describe the schools garden at Alder Avenue School, Egg Harbor Township, NJ…CATAWBA! Catawba Oh! It’s the place to be! You could shovel dirt or even plant a tree- maybe even some peanuts. This year the Catawba Project has planted an amazing assortment of exotic plants, some of which are peanuts, beets, and kale. Our garden is jam packed

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How to: Saving Basil Seeds

Checking in to give us some great tips to save basil seeds is community gardener and garden steward from the Richard Stockton College, Sarah Lipuma. It’s time to start saving our seeds at Hamilton Community Garden. Today’s seed saving guide is on basil! At Hamilton, we had Thai Basil, Lemon Basil, Aroma Basil, and Cinnamon Basil this year. To have a good amount of

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Seed Savers: Sunflowers

Bringing her garden know-how from the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, student and garden steward, Maggie Buford gave us some hints how to save the seeds of those beautiful sunflower blossoms for next years garden.The picture above shows sunflowers planted at the Hamilton Memorial Community Garden. ———————————————————— Over the summer, we planted several sunflowers at the Salvation Army and Hamilton garden sites in

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From the Courtyard Garden: Buena Regional Middle School

This is the first blog from the Courtyard Garden at Buena Regional Middle School. When you gaze out the window you can see there is quite a bit growing on. I’ll give you a quick glance. The giant pumpkins, A.K.A. “Middle School Monsters”, have been planted and are popping out of the ground. If all goes well there will be a “Guess the Weight”

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Surrounded by Gardens at Atlantic County Special Services Schools

Our school (Atlantic County Special Services, has 5 different garden areas, 1 – aromatic herbs and a Zen garden area created this year with a community tree expert, 2 – Vegetables: Tomatoes, peppers, squash, eggplant and radishes, 3 – fruit: strawberries, blueberries and raspberries, 4 – butterfly garden, and 5 – an English style garden with perennial and annual flowers our students cut and

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The Marsh School Garden is Serving Up Healthy Treats!

The H.A. Marsh School Garden in Absecon, NJ is in full bloom. The Green Team of Absecon, volunteered their time to rebuild our old garden beds and create new ones. Our garden club and third grade team helped to fill our beds with Eco-soil and transplant our seedlings into our new beds. We now have nine beds filled with strawberries, lettuce, swiss chard, arugula,

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Getting Dirty at Dawes Avenue School Garden!

We are busy here at Dawes Avenue School (Somers Point, NJ) eating as many fruits and vegetables as we can so we can feed the worms in our worm farm.  Students are learning that we depend on the “lowly” worm to both help our plants get sufficient water and nutrients and to decompose our leftovers so we don’t end up knee deep in garbage.

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A COLD, COLD Spring!!! at William Davies School Garden

This is our 3rd year with raised bed garden project. Our vegetable gardens got off to SLOW start this year. The Talent 21 project was delayed in planting sugar snap peas in the first 2 gardens for 2-3 weeks. The eighth graders build mini-greenhouses and plant seeds under the greenhouses in 2 of the raised bed gardens. Because of the cold weather, we had

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New “News” from Texas Avenue School Garden

Mrs. Garrett is back with an update on the Texas Avenue School Garden: Well, it’s soon to be June and we have good news and bad news. Our garden is completely planted. We have two planters of various tomatoes, squash, peppers, peas and cucumbers. However, we are not so sure our cucumbers and peas are going to make it. We are struggling this year.

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Off to a Great Start: Texas Avenue School’s Urban Garden

SPRING HAS FINALLY SPUNG! The garden for Texas Ave. School is underway. School Garden coordinator Flossie Garrett checks in to give an update on their school garden: I have to say that I found this year’s opening meeting very interesting. (AtlantiCare Healthy Schools’ Annual School Garden Kick Off Meeting, held February, 2014) So much, that I decided to piggy back off of one of

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