Saturday, March 26, 2011

Root 4 Kids!

Check out this program, Root 4 Kids, by Annie's Homegrown, an organic food company with a varied line of food products.

Root 4 Kids brings to life Annie’s wish to nurture kids by inspiring families to eat more real food together. Annie’s has always been a socially responsible company, demonstrated through our products, actions and programs. We know that as childhood obesity rates continue to rise, encouraging kids and their families to eat real food is more important now than ever before. Annie’s wants to be part of the solution.

It’s our hope that Root 4 Kids becomes a nationwide movement that inspires kids, schools and families to seek out and eat more nutritious food. We look forward to seeing how big our virtual garden can grow for years to come.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Garden Safety

Part of having a successful school garden is making sure it is safe!

Check out this article which discusses garden safety and why rules keep us safe!!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Straw Bale Gardening

Straw bale gardening is a type of container gardening...except instead of containers, you use actual bales of straw!

This is a great technique to make use of the limited space that a lot of School Gardens must deal with!

Check out this website to learn more about how to start your own straw bale garden today!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Legare Farms Summer Camp

Legare Farms holds a farm summer camp for 6 to 8 year olds and 9 to 11 year olds. There is 2 weeks for each age group, June 6-10 and July 11-15 for 6 to 8 year olds and June 13-17 and July 18-22 for 9-11 year olds.

Each day is different—animal day, vegetable day, fiber day, 4 Bs day(bee-butterfly-bat-birds), and Friday is just a day of fun. The crafts and snacks go along with the lesson each day.

It is a day camp and we go from 8:30 to 3:30 each day. The cost is $160 per week and we require a deposit of half to hold the spot. Click here for an application.

Legare Farms is a 9th generation family farm locally owned and operated on John's Island, SC.