Thursday, April 12, 2012

Best Practices for serving Safe Produce from the School Garden

Here's a great resource put together by National Farm to School offering general guidance on harvesting and handling produce from the garden in a safe manner, before serving it for tasting :)

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

School Gardens Teach More Than Just Agriculture

Teachers at a school in North Charleston are finding ways to incorporate Math and Science into their garden curriculum.  WCSC in Charleston posted a great clip to show how these students are enhancing their Math and Science skills through activities in their school garden. Teachers are pleased with the outcome and say the students have enjoyed learning through hands on activities outside. Math and Science were both critical areas at this school and this is a unique way to help increase these subjects.  So far, it has been very successful!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

SC Farm to School Garden Newsletter: April Edition

Visit the South Carolina Farm to School Website to read the April Edition of the Farm to School Newsletter.  This is a great way to stay up to date with our Farm to School program and to see what our coordinators are doing across the state with SC schools and their schools garden programs.

Also, make sure you see the information about the SC Farm to School photo contest under the promotions and incentives tab! The deadline is May 1, 2012.

Carolina Children's Garden Event

Butterfly Gardening
April 17, 2012
Children: 4-8 years old
Cost: $2.00 per child

Study the life cycle of the butterfly, learn about the differences between butterflies and moths, and discover how you can attract butterflies to your own home through strategic planting!

To sign up for this event email or call Tim Nafziger at or 803.459.3212.

Monday, April 9, 2012

ScienceSouth Summer Camp

ScienceSouth Summer Camp for Kids

Discover the SCIENTIST in YOU!

Enjoy a summer of fun and learning at one of ScienceSouth’s weeklong science-themed camps. Mix it up with some crazy chemistry. Go to extremes with engineering. Take a walk on the wild side with some wacky science. You can do all this and more at one of ScienceSouth’s five weeks of camp, where there’s a little science for everyone!

The Junior Scientist camps are for rising 1st-3rd grade students, all other camps are for rising 4th-8th grade students.

All ScienceSouth camps run from Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 1:30 pm. Campers may be dropped off as early as 8:00 am and picked up no later than 2:00 pm. Each camp is $200/camper, which includes a daily snack.
Early Bird Registration: Register and pay between March 1-April 30 and pay only $175 for camp.
Unlock the possibilities in one of these science camps:

Program Name Price Dates

Weird Science  June 18-22

Junior Scientist June 11-15

Crazy Chemistry July 9-13

Extreme Engineering July 16-20

Junior Scientist July 30-August 3