Posts tagged "Kids Gardening"

Working at Chicago Botanic Garden's Green Youth Farm

Working at Chicago Botanic Garden's Green Youth Farm
What’s it like to work at Green Youth Farm? Three high school kids who are part of the program share their thoughts on what they get out of spending their summers working at Green Youth Farm. At Green Youth Farm they learn skills ranging from- organic farming to cooking and selling the food they grow... Read more »

Top 10 Easiest Plants to Grow from Seeds

Growing plants from seed is fun, rewarding and the easiest way to start a garden on the cheap. Growing from seed is easy and even the newest gardener can do it. Here is my recommendation for the Top 10 Easiest Plants to Grow from Seeds. All you need is a little bit of soil, sun... Read more »

Chicago Park District Day Camp Scholarships

A grant from Parkways Foundation, the nonprofit arm of the Chicago Park District, of over $200,000 will provide scholarships to eligible families for the popular summer day camp program. The six-week long sessions will be subsidized at a rate of 50% or 75% for eligble Children. To apply for a scholarship or learn more click... Read more »
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Treehugger can't tell Mexicans from Cambodians when Defending School Gardens

I’ve been reading most of the articles and garden blogger attempts to counter the article by Caitlin Flanagan, that I think is a hilarious burn, in The Atlantic. Most of them seem to be emotionally based reactions with lots of pom poms, but offer very little of the defense the titles promise. After speaking briefly... Read more »

Is Alice Waters "Cultivating Failure" with Edible Schoolyard Program?

I believe that gardens are good things; I believe that exposing kids to gardening and other outdoor activities are good things–I believe this with every fiber of my being. Yet, I think the article Cultivating Failure by Caitlin Flanagan for The Atlantic is a thing of genius. If you’re a fan of Alice Waters you... Read more »