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Think Green this Spring

Greens, such as lettuce, mustard greens, spinach, and kale, will be some of the first crops ready to harvest in your spring Learning Garden! Here are a few of our favorite recipes that you can use in the classroom or at home! Sautéed Greens with Lemon & Garlic – dress up your hearty Learning Garden greens […]

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Earth Day in your Learning Garden!

Each April 22nd, we celebrate Earth Day, an annual event honoring our environment and the modern environmental movement. Gaylord Nelson, a former U.S. Senator from Wisconsin, founded this national day on April 22nd, 1970. During the first Earth Day event, 20 million Americans gathered together to support a healthy and sustainable environment – 20 years later […]


Ask Farm Tim | April 2017

Dear Farmer Tim, I planted my Learning Garden recently but my seeds don’t seem to be sprouting. I’m worried that I’m not watering properly or that I planted my seeds too deep. Do you have any advice or tips on how to plant my Learning Garden from seed? Seeds can be tricky business sometimes! Yours, […]

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Garden Grant Round-Up | April 2017

Apply for grants this month to receive cash for your Learning Garden budget! Featured Grants: The United Fresh Start Foundation is proud to announce they are now accepting applications for their new Community Grants Program. The program extends the foundation’s work beyond the school day, with the goal to provide children in communities across the country with […]

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Thank You Notes from Riverwood Elementary

Our favorite time of year has finally arrived – Spring! As temperatures rise and last season’s garlic starts peeking out from the soil, we know the time has come for garden builds and planting days, for schedules filled with class after class of children poking, prodding, smelling, tasting, and exploring their Learning Garden. Now is […]