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Lessons Learned with Seed Starting at Dr. J. M. Intermediate School

We have had a pond and flower garden for about 6 years now. We began our agricultural attempt about three years ago by building two raised beds and planting in the spring. Unfortunately, this only allowed us to harvest in the summer when the majority of our students were unavailable – although, we did have some summertime BBQs with garden fresh salads. This year,

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Water Conservation at Upper Township Middle School

Hoping that the luck of the Irish extends to our gardens – students planted peas on St. Patrick’s Day. Students have been busy cleaning up the garden beds in anticipation of spring planting. Inside; beans, peppers, cucumbers and parsley are sprouting from seeds and will be soon ready to transplant to the outside gardens. Spring has finally sprung and so has the kale, peas

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A New School Garden at Slaybaugh School Complex

Happy Spring from our Slaybaugh School Garden! Spring cleanup began this month with kindergarten and first grade classes preparing the raised beds and pulling up some old cold weather vegetables left from last fall. We were so surprised and happy to see our first kale plants survived the winter and are still growing! As we prepare to plant our spring garden, many of our

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Spring Planting for the Fall: Northfield Community School

Spring is finally here and we have begun to plant seeds for this year’s garden. We have planted seeds for Rosemary, basil, cilantro, oregano and chives. In addition, we are focusing on cool weather crops that can start now and be harvested before school gets out, the end of June. We have started peppers and will be starting a variety of lettuces and kale

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Plant it Forward at Mullica Township School

Mullica Township School has a “Plant It Forward” program created by Cedar Creek senior Emily Schlee. Each fall Emily collects seeds from the Mullica Township Schoolyard Garden. She then packages them in packets that she designed and distributes the seeds to local gardeners. We also plant them in the schoolyard garden the following spring. To learn more and also print out the seed packet

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Up and Growing at Marsh Elementary School

The Marsh School Garden is up and growing! We started our lettuce, kale and Swiss chard from seed and transplanted them into our garden. Each student was assigned a vegetable to research and find a yummy recipe. Our students were able to taste the different varieties of lettuce and discuss which one was their favorite. The students experimented with the greenhouse by planting carrot,

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A Plan and Hard Work: E.C Attales School

We started with a plan and a lot of hard work….. To date we have planted several different leafy greens including kale, lettuce, radicchio, Brussels sprouts and, of course, rainbow Swiss chard! We are all very excited to watch the chard grow so we can paint pictures of it and pickle the beautiful stalks! After attending the AtlantiCare workshop in the fall, Mrs. Irwin

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Fruits of Their Labor: Eagle Academy

Signs of Spring are everywhere at Eagle Academy! With few warm days this winter, students took what opportunities nature gave to weed, till, and prepare the gardens over the winter. Now they are enjoying the fruits of that labor. Students will cook an asparagus frittata this morning to be passed out to the classrooms at the end of the day. Greens seedlings started indoors

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Off To A Great Start: Chelsea Heights School Garden

Our Chelsea Heights School Gardens are off to a great start. This year, we started some small variety tomato plants and some hot pepper plants indoors. Last year, we had attempted to use artificial light, but found that our plants’ growth was stunted. Perhaps the light was not strong enough. We opted to use a very sunny south-facing window this year and are having

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