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Growing a Garden with Teenagers

Growing a Garden with Teenagers

Posted by Matt Gerber on Nov 3rd 2019

How can I grow a kid’s garden with teenagers? This was a project I recently took on in my 9th grade biology class. I told my students that they needed to grow a kid’s garden with a team of elementary students. This article is the third in the series, which has been looking at growing kid’s gardens for different ages. We learned some really helpful things as my biology class worked with you … read more
Growing a Kid's Garden with 5-10 Year Olds

Growing a Kid's Garden with 5-10 Year Olds

Posted by Matt Gerber on Oct 27th 2019

How can I grow a kid’s garden? I told my students that they needed to grow a kid’s garden with a team of elementary students. They would put together the plans and lead a group of eager kids on a gardening adventure! There was a lot of excitement and a lot of uncertainty in their eyes as they thought about how they would tackle the assignment. I learned a lot about planting a kid’s garden o … read more
Growing a Kid's Garden with 0-5 Year Olds

Growing a Kid's Garden with 0-5 Year Olds

Posted by Matt Gerber on Oct 20th 2019

This was a project I recently took on in my 9th grade biology class. The first group we worked with was a section of Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten kids. Three, four, and five year olds. I warned my ninth graders that they might be more interested in throwing dirt than planting flowers, so we weren’t sure what to expect .  We quickly realized that their excitement built off of the o … read more
4 Secrets To Get Your Child Gardening

4 Secrets To Get Your Child Gardening

Posted by Matt Gerber on Sep 29th 2019

Fourteen year olds would never dive head first into a gardening project, right?That is what I wondered when I introduced the idea to my ninth grade class. I am a biology teacher and I wanted to do a project that would get the students out of the classroom – and the same old routines – and into the real world. So I thought, “what better than a project that lets kids get outside and grow something … read more
Plants To Mix With Hydrangeas

Plants To Mix With Hydrangeas

Posted by Maureen Farmer on Aug 4th 2019

Many gardeners grow hydrangeas in groups to create borders in their gardens or as foundation plants. Did you know that mixing hydrangeas can makes great additions to perennial borders or island gardens? Here are a few ideas for companion plants for hydrangeas including perennials, shrubs and annuals.Hydrangeas With Perennials Many upright hydrangeas create a shady area under their foli … read more
Moving Long Distances with Plants

Moving Long Distances with Plants

Posted by Karyn Wofford on Jul 17th 2019

So it’s time to move, and you stare lovingly at your beloved indoor house plants and budding outdoor shrubs, wondering how you will successfully transport them to your new home. While not as easy as tossing your clothes and furniture in a truck, plants can make the trek, even if all the way across the country. You just have to prepare. Checklist For Moving With Plants  Before setting o … read more