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Interview with the author of The School Garden Curriculum, Kaci Rae Christopher

by: Sara on 05/24/2019

Today we speak with Kaci Rae Christopher, the author of The School Garden Curriculum: An Integrated K-8 Guide for Discovering Science, Ecology, and Whole-Systems Thinking.

Kaci Rae is the volunteer Farm and Garden Educator for Oregon's Redband Ranch. She was previously the School Garden Coordinator for the Springwater Environmental Sciences School, …

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Intro to Aquaponic Gardening with Sylvia Bernstein

by: Sara on 04/14/2019

Aquaponics is a revolutionary system for growing plants by fertilizing them with the waste water from fish in a sustainable closed system. A combination of the best of aquaculture and hydroponics, aquaponic gardening is an amazingly productive way to grow organic vegetables, greens, herbs and fruits, while providing the added benefits of fresh …

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Nightshade Disease Reduction Strategies in your Hoophouse

by: Sara on 04/13/2019

In The Year-round Hoophouse: Polytunnels for All Seasons and All Climates, author Pam Dawling shares not only how to design, build and grow in your hoophouse, but the benefits of doing so. Pam's comprehensive guide explains how growing in hoophouses reduces the impact of an increasingly unpredictable climate on crops, mitigates soil erosion, …

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Can Gardens Save the World?

by: EJ on 04/12/2019

Can gardens literally save the world?

Benjamin Vogt explains why his answer is "no" in today's excerpt from his book A New Garden Ethic:Cultivating Defiant Compassion for an Uncertain Future.

No. Even if they are linked together to create some new hybrid habitat — even if that habitat is mostly native plants — gardens won’t make more    than a …

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Everyone Wins with Nature Games

by: Sara on 04/09/2019

Today we are excited to share an activity from the newly revised and updated 3rd Edition of Everyone Wins! Cooperative Games & Activities for All Ages by Josette & Ba Luvmour.

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