Schoolyard Gardens Program

 
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  • Schoolyard Gardens Program has received 1 donation
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  • Schoolyard Gardens Program has received 1 donation
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  • Schoolyard Gardens Program has received 1 donation
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  • Schoolyard Gardens Program has received 1 donation
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  • Schoolyard Gardens Program has received 2 donations
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  • Schoolyard Gardens Program posted a progress report
    The School Gardens are Ready for Spring!
    By - Kalimah Mustafa - Outreach Coordinator
    Is that spring I hear? After a long and wayward winter, our school gardens are ready for sunshine and warm weather. The students at Healey have already started seedlings and have joined their teachers in garden-based lessons related to rocks, soil, plants, and plant adaptations! Winter Hill Community School awaits...
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  • Schoolyard Gardens Program has received 4 donations
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  • Schoolyard Gardens Program has received 14 donations
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  • Schoolyard Gardens Program has received 13 donations
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  • Schoolyard Gardens Program has made updates to their project page.
    • 9 months ago
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  • Schoolyard Gardens Program has made updates to their project page.
    • 10 months ago
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  • Schoolyard Gardens Program posted a progress report
    A New Garden for a New School
    By - Marga Hutcheson - Grants Administrator
    The brand new East Somerville school building now has a spacious new garden to boot! Last week, we got nine classes – about 160 students total – out into the garden. Some students were discovering the garden for the first time. Upon arriving to the garden each class was introduced to the garden and reminded that...
    • 10 months ago
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  • Schoolyard Gardens Program has received 8 donations
    • 1 year ago
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  • Schoolyard Gardens Program posted a progress report
    Spring Rains Bring. . . .Lots of Leaf Lettuce?
    By - Lee Dwyer - Lead Gardens Coordinator
    The spring brought unpredictable weather, but also tasty growing veggies (especially lettuce), to our school gardens! Our 9 clubs at 8 different schools focused on "Healthy Eating" and gardening. Students learned about many different kinds of plants and parts of plants used in food, how different fruits, vegetables, and...
    • 1 year ago
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  • Schoolyard Gardens Program posted a progress report
    Eco-Heroes Survive The Snow!
    By - Lee Dwyer - Gardens Coordinator
    After a long, snowy winter--and a productive maple syrup season!--we're more than ready for spring! In January and February, our after-school club "Eco-Heroes" learned all about animals, their relationships in nature, and what they do in winter.  They enjoyed making birdhouses from recycled coffee cans, preparing...
    • 1 year ago
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  • Schoolyard Gardens Program posted a progress report
    The Living Lab is Alive
    By - Lee Dwyer - Gardens Coordinator
    Fall is drawing to a close, but our schoolyard gardens are still a source of hands-on education and exploration! This fall's "Living Lab" curriculum teaches scientific concepts and engages students enrolled in the after-school garden clubs in basic experiments, using our gardens as an outdoor lab and classroom. So far...
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  • Schoolyard Gardens Program has received 11 donations
    • 2 years ago
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  • Schoolyard Gardens Program posted a progress report
    Summer Gardens Report - Produce Everywhere!
    By - Chris Mancini - Executive Director
    Schoolyard Gardens have been BOOMING!  Starting in April, the seeds were planting by our Spring Garden Clubs, and they have not stopped all summer! We have seen some of the biggest zucchini and eggplant, and just now, hundreds of cherry tomatoes are ripening on the vine. We are really excited to be getting this healthy...
    • 2 years ago
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  • Schoolyard Gardens Program posted a progress report
    Gardens 2011
    By - Chris Mancini - Executive Director
    The Schoolyard Gardens Program unites school communities through the production of high quality organic local produce and participation in enriched nutrition, biology, ecology, agriculture, and economic education in Somerville. Through Schoolyard Gardens, Somerville Public School students have the opportunity to plant and...
    • 2 years ago
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  • Schoolyard Gardens Program has been reactived and is now accepting donations again.
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  • Schoolyard Gardens Program has been retired and is no longer accepting donations.
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  • Schoolyard Gardens Program has received 12 donations
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  • Schoolyard Gardens Program posted a progress report
    Groundwork Somerville Schoolyard Gardens Update!
    By - Jennifer Lawrence - Executive Director
    When folks ask us how things are going in the school gardens, we answer, “Busy!” Twenty one 2nd and 3rd graders gathered in the Growing Center from April 19th-22nd for the “Spring into Action!” April Vacation program.  They planted veggies, stayed warm with a lot of running and active play,...
    • 3 years ago
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  • Schoolyard Gardens Program posted a progress report
    Maple Syrup Project ramping up!
    By - Tai Dinnan - Gardens Coordinator
    Thanks for your interest in the Somerville Maple Syrup Project, here are some updates and reminders that take us through the end of the season: **Last chance to order a Limited Edition T-Shirt!**  Please email me your size by Tuesday (tomorrow) at 8pm to get the 2011 edition! They cost $12, and all proceeds will...
    • 3 years ago
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  • Schoolyard Gardens Program posted a progress report
    Maple Syrup Project event coming up!
    By - Jennifer Lawrence - Executive Director
    Every winter, with our partners at the Community Growing Center, the Somerville Public Schools, and Tufts University, Groundwork Somerville taps local maple trees and collect the sap.  Simultaneously, GWS staff and  community volunteers teach a four-week arts and science curriculum to second graders at several...
    • 4 years ago
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  • Schoolyard Gardens Program has received 22 donations
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  • Schoolyard Gardens Program posted a progress report
    Groundwork Somerville at the Farmers Market!
    By - Jennifer Lawrence - Executive Director
    Groundwork Somerville youth employees will harvest and sell produce from our Schoolyard Gardens at the Union Square Farmers' Market 3 times in October! October 2, 2010 9:00 am-1:00 pm Come visit our booth at the market to see all the local produce and goodies we have to offer. Meet the youth involved in...
    • 4 years ago
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  • Schoolyard Gardens Program posted a progress report
    Schoolyard Garden Clubs end this week!
    By - Jennifer Lawrence - Executive Director
    Hi folks! Sorry for the delay in reports - We've been flooded here in Massachusetts! Regardless of the flooding, our gardens have been thriving! We've been able to rebuild our Kennedy School Garden and create a beautiful walking path as well as a functional and accessible bed. We've been working diligently to create...
    • 4 years ago
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  • Schoolyard Gardens Program posted a progress report
    Maple Syrup in Somerville!
    By - Jennifer Lawrence - Executive Director
    The Maple Syrup Project has begun! Each winter for the past eight years, sap has been collected in this New England city (most densely-populated in New England, as a matter of fact) just around the time that it dips below freezing at night and above freezing during the daytime. For the past two years, GWS has been in...
    • 4 years ago
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  • Schoolyard Gardens Program posted a progress report
    Schoolyard Gardens after-school at most Somerville schools!
    By - Jennifer Lawrence - Executive Director
    Thanks to the generous support of our community and our supporters across the country, GWS is now coordinating after-school garden programs at the following local schools: Kennedy School Healey School East Somerville Community School Winter Hill Community School Prospect Hill Academy Lower School West Somerville...
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  • Schoolyard Gardens Program has received 109 donations
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  • Schoolyard Gardens Program has been approved to be on GlobalGiving!
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Somerville, MA United States

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