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Ask Farmer Tim | November 2017

Dear Farmer Tim, We planted our Learning Garden a little earlier this season and we have been harvesting a lot of different greens and radishes. Now that the weather is getting cooler, I’m worried about my the snap peas, beets, carrots, lettuce, and green onions that are still growing. What things can I harvest late […]


Garden Grant Round-up: November 2017

Current Grant Opportunities: LAST CALL! Whole Kids Foundation has launched their School Garden Grant program! Apply by November 15, 2017 to win a grant of $2,000 to support a new or existing edible garden at your school! NOW OPEN! The 2018 Youth Garden Grant is an award to support school and youth educational garden projects that enhance the quality of life for students […]


Real Food Lab Pilot Launch

The Kitchen Community is proud to announce the launch of Real Food Lab, a new high school program, designed in partnership with the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE), that gives students a unique opportunity to build real world skills and explore entrepreneurship through the lens of real food. We are getting ready to pilot Real […]


Donor Spotlight: Johnny’s Selected Seeds

If you visited your local TKC office late this summer, you might have encountered stacks of plastic buckets, waiting to be delivered to lucky schools waiting to sow their first seeds of the season. Thanks to the generosity of Johnny’s Selected Seeds, Learning Garden schools across the country received pails containing a full year’s supply of […]


Guest Post: How a Learning Garden Helped Us Become One of America’s Healthiest Schools

Today, we are pleased to turn our blog over to guest poster and passionate Memphis teacher, Kyle Kuusisto, of Maxine Smith STEAM Academy.  Maxine Smith, a TKC Learning Garden school, has been named one of America’s Healthiest Schools by the Alliance for a Healthier Generation. America’s Healthiest Schools are identified as those “which are positively […]