Share if You Think Every School Should Have a Year-Round Gardening Program!

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Gardening is an art form you get to love especially if you encounter it when you’re little. That’s what the school featured on this webpage does. The Waldorf School of Cape Cod has started a gardening program for its pupils which should be the stuff of inspiration for everyone. The 24 x 48 feet hoop house is the central point of the whole thing. Here, the children, together with the grown-ups plant and harvest carrots, spinach, kale and other vegetables. In the process, they all learn the benefits of growing your own greens and the process that it takes for a seed to become a full-grown piece of edible food! Check it out and maybe, if you are inspired by what you see, help kick start a similar project in your own community.

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“Our spring hoop house harvests are substantial. We have early strawberries, bushels of spinach and baby kale, lots of chives and parsley and snow peas.  The plastic roof is removed for the summer months to avoid overheating. … Most greenhouse farmers cover most of their indoor space with plants.  We are growing kids as well as plants, so only half the space in the greenhouse is covered with growing beds. We have a space to congregate at one end. … While every student in the school devotes some time each year to growing lunch, each year  the third graders are our weekly farmers. They  are in charge of turning lunch scraps into compost in our tumbling composter. And, a new-this-year worm bed in the hoop house creates vermicompost http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vermicompost  with the help of thousands of red worms.” Growing Children  (and pls LIKE Growing Children on Facebook)

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More details in the link below…

The Winter Harvest Handbook: Year Round Vegetable Production Using Deep Organic Techniques and Unheated Greenhouses


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5 Responses to “Share if You Think Every School Should Have a Year-Round Gardening Program!”

  1. Connie Dodge says:

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  2. Thomas Mendez says:

    Go to Facebook.com/untcommunitygarden and like our page. We are creating a community garden to help encourage young students to grow their own crops.

  3. Rowena says:

    The garden idea is really nuce

  4. Ebrima Keita says:

    Gardening is very good

  5. Kaisa says:

    Flowering gardeng

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