Welcome to the 2016 School Garden Blog!

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We kicked off the spring school garden season with our February 18 gathering of the School Garden Workshop series. Our own Greg Potter shared some tips on seed starting, and we provided spring salad garden seed kits to teachers to help kick start the growing season.

Here at CGC we will be growing the same seeds we gave to you so that we can watch our gardens grow and help you troubleshoot and know what to look for. We will be posting here every week with photos and updates.

We want to hear from you as well! Not sure what’s a weed and what isn’t? Snap a picture and send it to us! Did you come up with a great idea to engage your students in the garden? We want to know what’s working! The more we can all learn from each other, the better. Also, if you missed the workshop and would like to pick up some seeds for your school garden, contact us at youtheducation@civicgardencenter.org.

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Before you plant, you might consider doing a seed diversity lesson with your students: check out the curriculum we use here and have fun with it.

Are you almost ready to plant your school garden for the spring? If you want to have a harvest before Cincinnati schools let out for summer, you should be planting your school garden March 7-10. Let us know what you are doing in your school garden or ask us questions in the comments below, or email us at youtheducation@civicgardencenter.org

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