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NEW School Garden Resource

I just found this resource for school gardeners, check it out!  SE


Youth Gardening Gazette

Top news on school gardens and youth gardening, from the American Horticultural Society (AHS).

Two Upcoming Garden Events

Guerrilla Gardening
Montclair Food Revolution
Creating an Edible Landscape
Harvest Festival at Wellness in the Park

Sunday October 12th 10am-5pm

Brookdale Park–Watchung Avenue Entrance
Bloomfield, NJ 07003
Guerrilla Gardening Montclair invites you to join us for a day of exciting festivities at the Harvest fest at the Wellness in the Park!

Come learn how to grow your own food even if you’ve never grown anything before!

Fun for everyone: Vegetable Racing, Vegetable Bowls, Food Samples, Great Recipes – Wow! What a way to celebrate our Fall Harvest!

Learn how to be a part of Guerrilla Gardening, or how to bring Guerrilla Gardening to your community.  Sign up for next year as a Pioneer Planter, Foster Parent for Plants or a Plain Old Participant.

Renaissance Students Visit Their Garden Classroom

As an introduction to their Environmental Studies class at Renaissance Middle School, Mrs. Emily Cullen took her 7th grade students on a tour of the school garden.  The students sampled some tomatoes and discovered the many ripe fruits and vegetables waiting to be harvested.

Ripe cherry tomatoes

Ripe cherry tomatoes


Students explore the bed of sweet potatoes


Pumpkis were started from seed in the spring by last year's environmental science students.

Pumpkins were started from seed in the spring by last year’s environmental science students.

Mrs. Cullen plans to utiilize the school garden as the students learn about low impact living, food preservation, carbon footprints, and sustainability.