Growing Green

Northfield Community School Garden is Marching to the “Beet”!

Garden Beets: Did you know? Both the beet root and leaves are edible! The Northfield Community School Garden Club spent several weeks developing a plan for a successful spring garden. Our plan is based on the concept of square foot gardening. We began by getting our greenhouse ready and purchasing soil, seeds and a few starter plants. We also received a barrel from a

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How Does Your Garden Grow Cleary Elementary?

Although we got off to a slow start this year due to the weather our gardens here at Cleary Elementary School (located in Minotola, NJ) are looking good. Our radishes and lettuce were slow to come up but they are doing very well now. The students started everything from seed so the plants that we started indoors are doing great. We grew five types

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Reporting in: Chelsea Heights School Garden

We’re getting a great jump on things with our gardens here in Chelsea Heights this year. We started tomato, pepper, kale, spinach and various herb seeds for use in the garden using a grow light setup. We will also be growing pinto beans that our students grew as a science project. I’m not sure how much our bean plants will yield, but I read

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Police and Firefighters Lending a Helping Hand

What do a group of 25 firemen and police officers of Atlantic City, NJ do on their days off? They volunteer their time to a growing community project in their city, at the Hamilton Community Garden. On Monday, April 27th there was plenty of power tools and muscle supplied by the Atlantic City Police and Fire Departments at the garden site. With great enthusiasm

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Growing for Success: Mullica Schoolyard Garden

News from the Mullica Township Schoolyard Garden: The Mullica Township Schoolyard Garden continues to grow good things. Our latest project is a seed starting/grow station. After attending AtlantiCare’s Sustaining Garden Workshop and hearing Garden Goddess by the Sea, Liz Donaghy, we went into action. Liz explained that when starting seeds for your garden you need warmth and lots of light. We purchased a heavy

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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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