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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 can provide food, shelter, and nesting habitat for a...

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, may prosper under very low levels of light. Exampl...

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, plan, calculate, design, and promote their produce,...

April 2, 2018

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April is #KidsGardenMonth! We’re celebrating by asking kids to Dream Big! Tell us about your dream garden using words, art, song, or media, and be entered to win weekly prizes. Grand prize winners will win $250 to spend at Gardener's Supply Company to make their dreams come true!      more information

 

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