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The School Garden Network can be accessed by calling KACCB at 706-613-3501 x7872 or emailing stacy.smith@accgov.com.

See all menus and events for this month online.
PLANT!

What to plant this month, Seeds: Arugula, Collards, Kale and Greens; Starts: Strawberries

November Tasks from the ACC Extension Office:
  • Spread manure, rotted sawdust and leaves over the garden and plow them under.
  • Take a soil sample to allow plenty of time to get the report back.
  • Lime applied now will be of more benefit next year than if it is applied in the spring before planting. 
  • Save those leaves for the compost heap.
  • Take an “inventory.” Review last year's planting to evaluate garden successes and reorder! 
  • Order flower and vegetable seeds in December or January, while the supply is plentiful. 
  • Check the viability of leftover seeds by placing some in damp paper towels and observing the germination percentage.
  • Draw a map of the garden area, that way, you won’t order too many seeds.
Find more information on garden care on the UGA Extension Publications Page.

Order your school garden starts and seeds for March planting. Order by January 18, 2020.

ORDER FORM
TEACH!

Cold in Georgia doesn't mean the end of the gardening season! It means it is time for yummy winter vegetables, especially greens. Things like collards, kale, spinach, and arugula all do great in the winter. Need seeds? Contact Stacy.smith@accgov.com.



Don't have time to go outside? A window sill garden is a fun way to look at plant growth. There are many veggie scraps that you can place in soil or water and watch regrow. Remember the old sweet potato or avocado pit in the glass with toothpicks trick? 

Here are thirteen vegetables that you can regrow from scraps.



EAT!
 
Eating from the garden this month: Apples, Arugula, Beets, Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, Cabbage, Carrots, Collards, Kale and Other Greens, Lettuce, Pecans, Sweet Potatoes, Radishes, Spinach, Winter Squash, Radishes, Turnips

Sweet Potato Pancakes
Recipe courtesy of Joseph's Restaurant

Level: Easy
Total: 1 hr 10 min
Prep: 55 min
Cook: 15 min
Yield: 4 to 6 servings

1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
4 teaspoons baking powder
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 teaspoons cinnamon
Pinch nutmeg
2 cups milk
4 teaspoons melted butter, plus more for greasing skillet
2 whole eggs
1 sweet potato, cooked until tender, peeled and pureed
Maple syrup, for serving

Directions: In a large bowl, combine all ingredients. Mix together and whisk until smooth. Cook batches in buttered skillet on medium high temperature until bubbles form on the surface, then turn over and cook until dark golden brown. Serve with maple syrup.

Need materials to cook with in your classroom? Borrow the mobile cooking cart from the Office of Service Learning and/or contact a local chef to come cook with your class! Contact stacy.smith@accgov.com to learn more!

EVENTS!

Shades of Green Athens Extension Gardening Newsletter
Free monthly gardening class November 13 from 6:00-7:30 at the Athens-Clarke County Public Library Auditorium.
1/18/2020 School Garden Plant Orders DUE
 
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