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Predicted Garden Trends of 2015 January 29, 2015

Filed under: Everything Under the Sun — explorergarden @ 2:11 am

Great blog!
How many of these garden trends will you follow?

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Jack and the Beanstalk — Magic Fava Beans and Peas January 28, 2015

Filed under: Gardening — explorergarden @ 6:55 am

Our ripening Peas and Fava Beans in the school garden were an opportunity to re-read Jack and the Beanstalk. This particular wonderful version has a great place where the man trying to get Jack’s cow says something like, “I have these magic beans I will trade you for your cow. But be careful with them. I lost the instructions for them, and I can’t remember what they do.”

The children wrote instructions for their magic beans. They wrote about what magic powers their own fava beans or peas have in our school garden!

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Purple Cabbage Dye

Filed under: Gardening,Inspiration,Sustainability — explorergarden @ 6:49 am

I run two school garden programs. At one of my school gardens, we harvested the purple cabbage we planted  a couple of months ago and made dye for linen. It was a good opportunity for Common Core informational writing!

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