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School Produce Markets- 
Clark Middle School, Monday 4:15-6 PM
Hilsman Middle School, Wednesday 4:15-6 PM

Plant orders 
If you ordered plants for your school, you can plan to pick them up at UGArden August 29th between 4:30 and 6:30 PM. We will be holding a Fall School Garden Festival! Come have a snack, talk to garden experts, and find out more about resources for your school garden. All teachers and school garden helpers welcome!

Tell us your garden workdates!
What do you need! It is our goal to send volunteers and assistance to every garden! Enter your information to get help! This is also the form you use to make sure that you get Green School credit for your school garden workdays!

The School Garden Network can be accessed by calling KACCB at 706-613-3501 x309 or emailing
Locally-grown in August. Find all of this month's menus at the CCSD School Nutrition Website.

What to plant this month, Seeds: Arugula, Beans, Beets, Cabbage, Carrots, Collards, Kale and Greens, Lettuce, Spinach, Soybeans, Radishes, Turnips; Starts: Broccoli, Tomatoes, lettuce

August Tasks from the ACC Extension Office   
  • Harvest and use summer crops.
  • Get the beds weeded and ready for fall planting.
  • Apply fertilizer and prepare seed bed so rains will settle the rows and make it easier to get seeds to germinate when they are planted.
  • Use starter solution on transplanted crops.
  • Water the garden as needed to prevent drought stress.
Find more information on garden care on the UGA Extension Publications Page.

Check out these Garden Professional Development Opportunities!

Visit Seed Life Skills and tell them how you are teaching life skills to Fuel the Future and win a food education kit and curriculum. Deadline August 10.

8/24 EPA Conducting Student Food Waste Audits Webinar
8/29 Fall School Garden Festival, UGArden
9/5 & 7 Cornell Gardening for Birds Webinar 
9/13 Invasive Plants, ACC Library
9/27 Green Teacher Webinar Best Practices in School Gardens
10/20 Outdoor Learning Symposium
11/11 Sustainable Gardening, ACC Library

Common Core in the Garden, LifeLab
Outdoor Classroom Management, LifeLab

Find more lessons (searchable by grade level and subject) at the UGA School Garden Resources Website
Eating from the garden this month: Apples, Basil, Beans, Blueberries, Cantaloupes, Cucumbers, Eggplant, Figs, Muscadines, Okra, Field Peas, Peppers, Sweet and Irish Potatoes, Summer and Winter Squash, Tomatoes, Watermelon

Recipe courtesy of: Grow It, Know It
1 large egg at room temperature
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard or ground mustard
1 tablespoon red or white wine vinegar or lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt, or more to taste
1 cup neutral flavored oil like grapeseed, safflower canola, or vegetable oil.
1 additional teaspoon fresh lemon juice is optional
STEP ONE • PREPARE THE EGGS Boil enough water to pour over your un-cracked eggs. Using a slotted spoon, spoon the eggs out of the boil-ing water after 30 seconds. Let cool. STEP TWO • PREPARE THE MIXING BOWL OR BLENDER Crack and add egg, mustard, vinegar, and salt to the bowl of a food processor and process for 20 seconds. Or just mix it with a whisk. Scrape the sides and bottom of the bowl free of mix and turn the food processor or blender on or get that whisk to mixing! STEP THREE • DRIZZLE CRIZZLE Begin to slowly (and we mean slowly!!) drizzle the oil in a tiny tiny stream until about 1/4 of the oil has been added. At this point you should begin to notice the mixture beginning to thicken and emulsify. Once this happens, you can be a little less strict with how slowly the oil is added. Continue to add the remaining oil in a still very thin stream. STEP FOUR • PREPARE THE SANDWICH But before you do, taste your mayonnaise. Do you desire a pinch of salt, some black pepper, or a little lemon juice? Maybe a little paprika or hot sauce or roasted garlic! Make your sandwich of choice and enjoy your very own mayonnaise!

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 to learn more!

Shades of Green Athens Extension Gardening Newsletter, July Issue
Monthly Free Gardening Classes, 6 to 7:30 PM, ACC Library. Pre-registration is required. 7/9 Woody Ornamentals, 9/13 Invasive Plants, 10/11 Sustainable Gardening.
8/29 Fall School Garden Festival, UGArden 4:30-6:30 PM
Georgia Organics Farm to School Summit, Oct 5-6, Augusta
Project Wild and Learning Tree Teacher Workshop. Using Your Outdoor Classroom. SCNC. $50 for the two curriculums. Nov 11, 2017. Contact to register.
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