Looking for an easy and cute lesson plan for Valentine's Day that uses the candy to teach a healthy lesson. The New Jersey Agricultural Society has a lesson plan that breaks down the food roots of common candies for kindergarten through 5th graders.
The raised beds have been painted and tomato and zucchini plants are fill the garden. The School #18 Garden Team meets on Thursdays at Noon. Over a dozen students showed up on a recent Thursday to harvest. The excitement was tangible as they scoured the garden for the fruits of this spring and summer's labor.
One of the School Garden Committee members, Sara Jablonski, recently partnered with teachers and students at Build Academy #91 to teach the garden lesson, Eating the Rainbow. Sara and teachers co-taught the lesson and incorporated Common Core standards to this lesson which took place in the classroom and the future garden space.
Sara will continue this partnership with other School Garden Team teachers and students in grades K-6 when classes return this fall.
Sara is an Eat Smart New York and Urban 4H Educator employed through Cornell Cooperative Extension of Erie County.
On Saturday, October 18th from 1-3pm, Grassroots Gardens of Buffalo and Urban Roots Community Garden Center are hosting free fall garden workshops. Topics range from earthworms in the garden to how to prepare your garden beds for winter. Click here for more information on these FREE workshops and how to register....http://www.grassrootsgardens.org/workshop-calendar.html
Thanks to Meaghan Boice Green from Reinstein Woods for sharing teacher, garden educator, and student educational opportunities available through Reinstein Woods and the DEC! For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks to two of our School Garden Team Leaders who shared their gardens with those who attended this year's Garden Walk. The gardens at Lafayette High School and City Honors -Pelion Community Garden were open and welcomed visitors.
The School Garden Team at City Honors will be hosting a garden picnic and tour this weekend. Bring a blanket, some picnic foods, and enjoy some of Pelion's cool mint tea while you explore one of Buffalo's largest school gardens. This Saturday and Sunday from 11:30am-3:30pm!
The students in Mr. Hann's and Ms. Sutherland's classes have been working hard this spring to plant their container garden. Their garden is filled with vegetables, flowers, and now Ladybugs. They talked about good bugs vs bad bugs and then released ladybugs into the garden to help eat any bad bugs hanging around!