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



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 stacy.smith@athensclarkecounty.com.
PLANT!

What to plant this month, Seeds: Arugula, Beets, Cabbage, Carrots, Collards, Kale and Greens, Lettuce, Spinach, Radishes, Turnips ; Starts: Broccoli, Cabbage, Collards, Kale, Lettuce
 
  • Have work teams (Pest Patrol, Plant Health Patrol, and Plant Protection Patrol) keep an eye out for weeds, pests and disease.
  • Plant your second planting of fall crops such as collards, turnips, cabbage, mustard, and kale.
  • Refurbish mulch to control weeds, and start adding leaves and other materials for the compost pile. Store your manure under cover to prevent leaching of nutrients. 
  • Water deeply and thoroughly to prevent drought stress. Pay special attention to new transplants.
  • Harvest mature green peppers and tomatoes before frost gets them – it may not come until November,but be ready. Harvest herbs and dry them in a cool, dry place.
Find more information on garden care on the UGA Extension Publications Page.
TEACH!

Want to be recognized for your school gardening? Green Schools is a program that gives teachers credit for the Environmental Education lessons they teach in the classroom and the sustainable projects they implement in the schoolyard! This program is also a great way to find resources to teach in the garden! Visit our Green Schools Webpage to learn more and to see the list of lesson sources available.



Don't see your favorite on there? 
Contact stacy.smith@athensclarkecounty.com and we can add it!

Find more lessons (searchable by grade level and subject) at the UGA School Garden Resources Website
EAT!
 
Eating from the garden this month: Apples, Arugula, Basil, Beans, Eggplant, Muscadines, Lettuce, Okra, Field Peas, Pecans, Sweet Potatoes, Radish, Summer and Winter Squash, Tomatoes, Watermelon.

Black Bean Salsa
Recipe courtesy of: Make Room for Legumes

INGREDIENTS
1 16-oz package frozen fire roasted corn (thawed)
1 15-oz can black beans
1 red onion, chopped
2 cups Roma tomatoes, chopped
1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
1/4 cup lime juice
1/2 tsp cumin
2 Tblsp olive oil
1/2 tsp salt and pepper

PREPARATION
STEP ONE • Place all ingredients in a large bowl. STEP TWO • Stir to combine. Serve with tortilla chips.

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@athensclarkecounty.com to learn more!
EVENTS!

Shades of Green Athens Extension Gardening Newsletter, August Issue
Monthly Free Gardening Classes, 6 to 7:30 PM, ACC Library. Pre-registration is required. 9/13 Invasive Plants, 10/11 Sustainable Gardening.
Connect to Protect Native Plant Sale, Oct 5-13, State Botanical Garden of Georgia
Georgia Organics Farm to School Summit, Oct 5-6, Augusta
Outdoor Learning Symposium, October 20, 2017, Atlanta
Project Wild and Learning Tree Teacher Workshop. Using Your Outdoor Classroom. SCNC. $50 for the two curriculums. Nov 11, 2017. Contact Stacy.smith@athensclarkecounty.com to register.
 
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