Growing Green

Loving the Garden at Venice Park School

Spring has finally sprung again at Venice Park School in Atlantic City! Our preschoolers have been hard at work on our vegetable gardens! In early April, we braved the chilly temperatures and planted a few different cold weather seeds, including radishes, broccoli, beets, kale, snow peas, Swiss chard and spinach. The students loved working in the soil, planting the tiny seeds, and watering them.

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Calling All Healthy Eaters! Ocean City Primary School

The students at the Ocean City Primary School have been busy getting ready for their new gardens! Throughout the year, the second grade classes have learned about the fruits and vegetables that can be grown here. They listened to speakers explain how to properly plant a garden and the value of eating the “fruits of their labor”- a healthy plate. These hard working students

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“Springing” into Action: Ocean City Intermediate School

After a long, cold winter, spring has made its entrance at the OCIS school garden! Mid-April, students and staff tilled and weeded the soil and planted a variety of veggies: several types of lettuce, cauliflower, broccoli, cabbage, kale, and two new foods for this year, arugula and collard greens. The strawberries plants from last year’s planting are working their tendrils through the beds and

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Grizzly Garden Keeps on Growing

The Galloway Township Middle School’s garden club has been busy preparing the garden for this growing season. A record twenty-four students have signed up and are participating in the club this year. They represent a wide swath of the school population and have shown impressive teamwork. The club worked together to gain a deeper understanding of USDA hardiness zones and interpreting the information on

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Dawes Avenue School Recycles in their School Garden

Here we are mid-April still waiting to spend quality time outside. Between the cold and the rain we haven’t been outside yet but we are spending quality time in the classroom learning about plant parts and photosynthesis. We have a bumper crop of tomato plants just waiting for the last frost to pass. Gardens teach us how to have faith. I didn’t think the

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Environmental Sustainability at Cedar Creek High School

Environmental Sustainability is an honors level course offered at Cedar Creek High School. Students taking this course have been working closely to determine the best use of the funds acquired from AtlantiCare and the Healthy Schools program. The course focuses on the social, economic, ethical, and scientific efforts that help bring human existence into balance with the natural world. Students will explore the challenge

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Atlantic Christian School: New Edible School Garden Gets Underway

Establishment of the new Atlantic Christian School edible school garden is underway with enthusiastic involvement by our faculty and staff, students, volunteers, and local businesses. Lowe’s of Egg Harbor Township, the Atlantic County Utilities Authority and Galloway Nursery have joined AtlantiCare in providing valuable contributions to the ACS school garden. We have also applied for a grant for plants and other materials from the

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Planting a Brighter Future at Alder Avenue School

Every year, members of the Catawba Project plant various seeds into our gardens. Not only are seeds planted, but also ideas about new ways to enjoy the benefits of gardening. With this, every year our new ideas flourish into beautiful flowers. This year, the Catawba Project decided to try a classic gardening technique…called “square foot gardening.” Courageous students are armed with rulers and string,

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