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Lead a Planting Day!

It’s that time of year: time to think about planting! At The Kitchen Community, we love to see classrooms get their hands dirty and help plant each season, but we know that getting multiple classrooms from your school involved takes planning and coordination. To help your Garden Team plan and execute your own Learning Garden […]

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Garden Grant Round-Up | March 2017

Apply for grants this month to receive cash for your Learning Garden budget! Featured Grants: Apply to the Build-A-Bear Foundation to receive grants from $5,000 to $50,000 for qualifying nonprofits and schools that embody the values of HEART: H – Help your community; E – Empower yourself and others; A – Accept what makes you […]

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Ask Farmer Tim | March 2017

Dear Farmer Tim, I’m getting ready for the spring planting season in my Learning Garden and have some questions about keeping garden pests away. In the past, my crops like kale, broccoli, and collard greens get infested with aphids and I often find little green caterpillars that have been munching on leaves of other plants. […]

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Kick-Start a Healthy Spring

Spring is just around the corner, and that means cilantro, greens, peas, and radishes are ready to shine. Here are a few recipes for fresh, spring salads and sauces that you can make in the classroom or at home! Spinach Salad – Try this kid tested and teacher approved no-cook TKC recipe! Amp up the […]

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Donor Spotlight: The Walmart Foundation

The Kitchen Community is proud to partner with the Walmart Foundation and Common Threads to debut Garden Bites– a Learning Garden-based nutrition curriculum available for elementary and middle school Learning Garden students. Garden Bites pairs nutrition education and cooking skills with lessons in the Learning Garden for a hands-on experience with healthy food choices. A […]

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