Get more kids learning through the garden
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Edition V: November 2016

Program Spotlight:
Davis Bilingual Magnet School

Davis Bilingual Magnet School in Tucson, Arizona, the sustainability winner in the 2016 Carton 2 Garden contest, is a vibrant educational community that boasts a strong school garden program. But gardening in a desert climate presents gardeners with unique challenges. Find out how the young gardeners at this school used creative recycling to help their garden and reduce their waste!

Lesson Plan:
Rain Gardens

Our lesson this month investigates the ecological impact of stormwater runoff and why rain gardens are a beneficial, natural solution. Students observe water patterns in their schoolyard and learn more about rain gardens by participating in the design process. Click here to view.

Garden Activity:
Reducing, Re-using and Recycling in the Garden

Gardening is naturally an activity that lends itself to reducing, re-using, and recycling.  Check out this treasure trove of ideas from Annie Warmke, former KidsGardening Advisory Board member and co-owner of Blue Rock Station on how your gardening activities at home or at school can be more earth-friendly. Click to learn more!

Garden How-to:
Create Overwintering Habitat with an “Untidy” Garden

Many gardeners have been taught that fall is the time to head out into the garden to rake leaves and cut down flowers and grasses, leaving things neat and tidy for next year’s gardening season. Nature, however, doesn’t always like neat and tidy. Find out how leaving the garden a little “messy” provides overwintering habitat and food to many creatures.

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. Click to learn more!


Evergreen Packaging and are proud to present our third annual national Carton 2 Garden Contest ! 

Plant of the Month: Broccoli

In 2014 broccoli tied with beans as the 10th most consumed vegetable or vegetable product in the country. Plus it’s a delicious and versatile veggie that can be enjoyed raw, steamed, roasted, and in everything from soup to salad to, yes, even smoothies! Find out how to grow this nutritional superstar!

Free Webinar – "THINK SPRING: Prepping Your Garden for Spring"

Join us on November 10, 2016, 4:00pm, EST for our FREE one-hour webinar. Hosted by Charlie Nardozzi and Sarah Pounders, sponsored by Chartwells K12.

We'll review how to engage kids and volunteers in fall clean up, what to do with the plants you pull from your school garden, why it's important to clean up the garden properly, seed saving tips and more. Register here!

Act now to get more kids learning through the garden!

Join us for our Harvest Days of Giving between now and November 20th.
KidsGardening supports over 10,500 learning gardens and reaches
1.5 million kids nationwide. To sustain and grow this impact,
we need your help. 

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