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Edition VI: December 2016

Program Spotlight:
Champion Theme Middle School

Our 2016 Carton 2 Garden Grand Prize winner, Champion Theme Middle School in Stone Mountain, Georgia, is indeed the home of champions! Find out how their student-driven project initiated changes that increased environmental stewardship and sustainability practices across the entire school community, and promoted gardening skills and knowledge of good nutrition.

Lesson Plan:
Winter Bird Observation

Feeding winter birds can be a fun and educational activity for students; they can learn about different species while also learning about their habitats, diets and winter survival tools.
Click to view this Lesson Plan!

Garden Activity:
Wild Bird Holiday Decorations

Filling trees and shrubs with festive treats for the birds enlivens the winter landscape and supports our feathered friends. Handmade outdoor ornaments are also great gifts for kids to make and give.

Garden How-to: The Winter Bird-Friendly Schoolyard

While the winter landscape may look bleak and barren to us, many plants offer a banquet of seeds, berries, and nuts to the avian population. Find out how to help your students learn more about birds and set about creating a bird-friendly schoolyard filled with plants that provide food and cover to feathered visitors over the winter. Click to learn more!

2017 Youth Garden Grant is now OPEN!

Since 1982 our Youth Garden Grants have reached over
1.3 million students and hundreds of schools to establish new school and community gardens and assist in sustaining and renewing existing gardens. Application's are due December 15th, 2016, 11:59pm.
Click to learn more!

Plant of the Month: Kale

This sturdy green is always at the top of the list of the most nutritious veggies, full of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and fiber. And it’s delicious lightly steamed and tossed with some olive oil, added to soups and casseroles, or raw in a salad. Find out how easy it is to grow and harvest this cold hardy veggie.

Free Webinar – "Keep on Growing:
Garden Ideas for Indoors"

Join us on December 8, 2016, 4:00pm, EST for our FREE one-hour webinar, sponsored by Chartwells K12.

Topics to include in this webinar are propagating plants with kids, creating and caring for terrariums, seed starting under lights and much more.

Register here!


Evergreen Packaging and are proud to present our third annual national
Carton 2 Garden ContestClick here for contest details!

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