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Although it can be tempting to get out in the garden on the first warm, sunny day, it’s important to wait until the soil has dried out before starting to work in the beds. In the meantime, there’s plenty to do to prepare for the upcoming growing season.

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April 19, 2018

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Planting a tree is a long-term investment. Besides adding beauty to your school or home landscape, a tree helps the environment by taking up carbon dioxide, the greenhouse gas that is such a big driver in climate change. It may cast shade on a hot summer day, reducing the energy costs of summer cooling, or act as a windbreak to help cut winter fuel bills. And it c...

April 16, 2018

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Perhaps the most basic fact about green plants is their need for light.* Without light, photosynthesis can’t occur and plants are unable to make the food they need to survive (and produce the oxygen we need to breathe in the process). Different kinds of plants have differing light needs. Some, like plants that have adapted to the dim light reaching a forest floor,...

April 9, 2018

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Imagine a school farmers’ market that provides a low-income community with the opportunity to purchase fresh produce, while students share in the profits from selling their homegrown or locally grown goods. In schools and communities across the country, students are using their campus gardens and local farm produce as fodder for business ventures.  As they plant,...

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