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Planting Weed Seeds and Reading Weeds Find a Way with Friends at Barnes and Noble, La Jolla May 11, 2014

Filed under: Books,Gardening — explorergarden @ 7:12 am

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Potatoetry Reprise

Filed under: Environmental Education,Gardening,Inspiration — explorergarden @ 7:08 am

Our potatoetry project was a great success. Every 2nd grader got to know a potato as a sensory object. Each child wrote a poem, and then we collected a line from each poem and formed them into a single group poem. The children wrote their lines on a painted tire, and then we planted potatoes inside the tires. Here’s a link to a blog post I did for National Poetry Month! http://www.ekristinanderson.com/?p=8814IMG_1162potatoes 4

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Weed Seeds

Filed under: Inspiration — explorergarden @ 6:59 am

My garden is a mess of weeds. But this weed seed pod is the most amazing container I’ve ever seen. It’s like a tiny, perfect pot, with a lid. Under the lid are tiny holes, like the holes in a salt shaker, to shake the seeds out a little at a time whenever the stalk rattles in the wind.

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Wasp nest

Filed under: Animals,Everything Under the Sun — explorergarden @ 6:56 am

Here’s a wasp hiding under a fence post in our school garden. We’ll have to ask her to leave. But before we do, I got this cool photo. Do you think she has eggs in each of those chambers?

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