April 20, 2012

Toby Adams and Annie Novak of the Ruth Rea Howell Family Garden were on the NY Nightly News earlier this week talking about all the awesome activities going on for kids in this one-acre oasis. Check out what they have to say, and then come get your hands dirty at the Garden this weekend!

April 3, 2012

lewisginter:

Pinwheels for Prevention. In recognition of Child Abuse Prevention Month, more than 3,000 pinwheels have been “planted” in the Children’s Garden along the lake edge. Each pinwheel represents a child in Virginia who has been served during the past year by Prevent Child Abuse Virginia’s Healthy Families program. The pinwheels will be on display at the Garden until April 30.

(Photos by Garrett McLees)

I would love to see a little video of this. Props to our friends at Lewis Gintner for such a thoughtful way of supporting a good cause. ~AR

October 8, 2011
"When children learn to garden it is a skill that stays with them for life, something they will use and fall back on as they grow up."

— From a Royal Horticultural Society report on teaching children to garden in schools.

September 25, 2011
Cute dispatch from a Los Angeles community garden, where 10-year old gardener Daniel Cashdan is attempting to grow everything he needs to make his own peanut butter-and-jelly sandwich.
via Kym Pokornoy at The Oregonian.

Cute dispatch from a Los Angeles community garden, where 10-year old gardener Daniel Cashdan is attempting to grow everything he needs to make his own peanut butter-and-jelly sandwich.

via Kym Pokornoy at The Oregonian.

July 17, 2011

Great interview with Toby Adams, manager of the Ruth Rea Howell Family Garden, on the Bronx Journal’s video series.

June 4, 2011
Check out this cute post from Martha Stewart Living’s “In the Living Room” blog featuring a handful of ideas on how to get your kids into gardening.

Check out this cute post from Martha Stewart Living’s “In the Living Room” blog featuring a handful of ideas on how to get your kids into gardening.

April 29, 2011
Free Seeds Available: School Gardens and Non-Profits with Gardening Programs Invited to Apply

The good folks at the Poughkeepsie Farm Project and the Hudson Valley Seed Library are making 1,000 seed packets available to Hudson Valley schools and non-profits. Apply here.

April 23, 2011
Rooftop ‘farm’ will soon be sprouting atop three schools

Plans are coming together for a new rooftop school garden that will grow on the roof of a building that houses three separate schools—P.S. 64, the Tompkins Square Middle School and the Earth School—in Manhattan’s East Village. The project has received city and state funds to help it reach fruition, and will hopefully begin to be built this summer.

April 22, 2011
"Good nutrition starts with knowing where your food comes from, and the sooner you make that connection, the healthier you’ll eat all life long. That was the message from celebrity chef Mario Batali as he planted a vegetable garden at the New York Botanical Garden."

Planting seeds of nutrition with Mario Batali

April 21, 2011

The city is getting greener thanks to grants just awarded to 29 schools to create garden classrooms.
"Our goal is to have a garden or access to a garden in every public  school in the city," said Marcel Van Ooyen, director of GrowNYC, which  awarded the grants with the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City.
The winning schools, spread throughout the five boroughs, won up to $2,000 each to create or expand a school garden.

 - NY Daily News

The city is getting greener thanks to grants just awarded to 29 schools to create garden classrooms.

"Our goal is to have a garden or access to a garden in every public school in the city," said Marcel Van Ooyen, director of GrowNYC, which awarded the grants with the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City.

The winning schools, spread throughout the five boroughs, won up to $2,000 each to create or expand a school garden.

 - NY Daily News

April 19, 2011
Gardening With Kids

Some great, practical advice from Kerry Michaels over on the About Container Gardening page.

April 17, 2011
Urban Farm Sprouts In Battery Park

A very hearty welcome to New York City’s newest urban farm!

April 13, 2011
New gardening trend from Japan: teeny-tiny gardens grown inside of the bottle cap from a soft drink. Sounds like a fast and fun way to teach kids about germination and recycling simultaneously!

New gardening trend from Japan: teeny-tiny gardens grown inside of the bottle cap from a soft drink. Sounds like a fast and fun way to teach kids about germination and recycling simultaneously!

April 6, 2011

A look at how school gardens have been integrated into the Denver Public School system, even to the point of taking the vegetables from seed to table!

March 30, 2011
Moss Point kids use "green thumbs" to prevent runoff pollution

Students in Mississippi recently helped build “rain gardens” that help clean rainwater before it makes its way into the water system. Could rain gardens be the next step in  schoolyard gardens?

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