Tag: School Gardens

Volunteer in Gardens Around Chicago 2011

Volunteer in Gardens Around Chicago 2011
Photos courtesy LPZoo.org (left) and WpGarden.org (right) For Chicagoans who want to garden but don’t have the time or resources to start their own garden, volunteering to work in a garden around Chicago may be the best option. You get to work with plants, meet fellow gardeners, and learn about gardening by getting your hands... Read more »

Nominate a "Community Gardener of the Year" for 2010.

GreenNet’s Annual “Community Gardener of the Year” Award Ceremony and Potluck Networking Dinner is an opportunity to recognize those Chicagoans who have worked tirelessly on behalf of a community garden. Community/school gardens along with garden clubs can nominate a member who they feel deserves to be named GreenNet’s “Community Gardener of the Year” for 2010.... Read more »

Curie Metropolitan High School gets a School Garden

In October of 2009 Curie Metropolitan High School got its first garden club. Marie’s Garden Club, under the supervision of teachers Jennifer Patush, Marlene Gatan and Noah Swinney Stein consists of about 15 students. Below pictures of the school garden’s ground breaking and first work day.  Two raised garden beds made from untreated cedar wood were built... Read more »

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 »

Illinois Rain Garden & Schoolyard Habitat Grant

Two grant programs available to Illinois residents that have deadlines of November 30, 2009. The first is the Rain Garden Initiative. If you’re a teacher or youth group leader who wants to engage kids by teaching them about wildlife habitat, see the Illinois Schoolyard Habitat Action Grant Program. Another opportunity for teachers (includes home-schooling teachers)... Read more »