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Welcome to the August Issue of Kids Garden News!

Read on for news of funding opportunities for your new or existing garden,
along with a lesson plan and activities to help you get the most from your garden. And please take our survey to tell us more about what resources you need to create and sustain your school or youth garden program!

Happy Gardening,
The KidsGardening Team

Insect Safari

August is a great month to check out the six-legged inhabitants in your garden. In this lesson, students sharpen their observation skills by going on an insect safari to uncover the secret lives of these important garden residents. Click to read!

Pressed Leaves and Flowers

Go beyond the edible harvest! Save memories of your summer garden by collecting leaves and flowers to press and preserve. Click to Read!

Plan and Plant for a Fall Harvest

A little planning and planting beginning in midsummer can pay big dividends when students return at the end of the summer by allowing your school garden harvest to continue into the fall or even winter months. Click to read!

Plant of the Month: Kohlrabi

What could be more fun than growing an edible spaceship? With its large, edible, bulbous stem sitting underneath big, cabbage-like leaves, kohlrabi  looks like some alien spacecraft that’s landed by accident in the middle of the vegetable garden! Click to read!

Fall 2016 Team Up for Healthy School Gardens Grant

Join Jamba Juice and as we Team Up for Healthy School Gardens in Phoenix, Arizona! The Fall 2016 Team Up for Healthy School Gardens Grant is open to public and private schools serving grades K to 12 that are located in Phoenix, Arizona, including the suburbs of Avondale, Chandler, Gilbert, Glendale, Mesa, Peoria, Scottsdale, Surprise, and Tempe. Recipients will be selected based on plans to promote nutrition education, ideas for incorporating fruit and vegetable-related activities into the curriculum, and the ability to sustain their garden program over multiple years. By the end of 2016, Jamba Juice will have provided close to 250 grants totaling $130,000 for schools and youth gardens. Now that’s a great reason for us all to raise a smoothie! Learn more and apply!

Deadline, August 25, 2016


New School Garden Grant From Chartwells K12

Planting the seeds of health and wellness, The 2016 Eat. Learn. Live. and Grow Grant sponsored by Chartwells K12 in partnership with offers funding for schools seeking to enhance their curriculum and offer food and nutrition education through an edible garden program. Building on the Chartwells’ eat. learn. live. School Garden Program, a first-of-its-kind comprehensive resource and winner of The 2016 Best Concept Award from Food Management Magazine, this grant opportunity is open to public or private school serving students in grades K to 12 and planning a new or expanding an established garden program. The selection of winners will be based on demonstrated or potential program impact and sustainability in addition to how well the program connects to the theme,
“How Do You Eat. Learn. Live. and Grow?” Learn more and apply!


Deadline, August 31, 2016

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