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Garden Adventures Grow Eat and Learn in your Schoolyard VAEE VAST 2013 reduced file size

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Garden Adventures: Grow Eat and Learn in your School Yard. Garden Adventures Enrichment After-School Program Growing Herbs, Fruit and Vegetables - this ppt highlights the Spring Ten Week program at Arlington Traditional School

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Garden Adventures Grow Eat and Learn in your Schoolyard VAEE VAST 2013 reduced file size

  1. 1. Overview   •  Introduc/on   •  Garden  Adventures  A4er-­‐School  Club   •  Goals:  Grow  food,  health  and  nutri/on   •  Plan  and  site  set  up   •  Typical  session   •  Project  examples   •  Resources  for  growing  food,  gardening  and   nutri/on  educa/on  
  2. 2.        My  Journey  
  3. 3. Arlington  Tradi/onal  School  
  4. 4. Community  Links  
  5. 5. Fall  Garden  Planning  YouTube    (4  mins)   Spring  Garden  Planning  YouTube  (4  mins)   NB:  VA  7b  Frost  Dates:  first  week  November/first  week  April     Garden Adventures A4er-­‐  School  Enrichment  
  6. 6. Risk  and  Plan  B  
  7. 7. Rules  and  Tools  
  8. 8. Soil  and  Compost  
  9. 9. Water  Access    
  10. 10. Garden ADVENTURES    Typical  Session   •  Healthy  Snack:  Produce  of  the  Week   •  Story  Time   •  Nutri/on  and  Garden  Educa/on   •  Garden  Ac/vity   •  Observe  and  Journal   •  Take  Home   •  Outreach  to  Community  
  11. 11. •  oranges,  celery,  bananas,  avocado,  grapes,   carrots,  strawberries,  rhubarb,  green  veggies,   cantaloupe,  sunflower  seeds,  radishes,  pineapple   Healthy  Snack   Spring  -­‐  Produce  of  the  Week  
  12. 12. Story  Time  
  13. 13. Story  Time  
  14. 14. Nutri/on  and  Garden  Educa/on  
  15. 15. Tools  
  16. 16. Microscopes  and  Cameras  
  17. 17. Plant,  Harvest  and  Taste   Cool  Weather  Crops  
  18. 18. Plant,  Harvest  and  Taste   Cool  Weather  Crops   •  Try   –  Le[uce   –  Peas   –  Kohlrabi   –  Radishes   –  Carrots   –  Fava  Beans   –  Kale   –  Strawberries   –  Carrots  
  19. 19. Plant  Hot  Weather  Crops   •  Try   –  Basil   –  Toma/llos   –  Three  or  Four  Sisters:   •  Squash,  Corn,     Beans,  Sunflowers   –  Eggplant   –  Okra   –  Gourds,  Pumpkins   –  Figs    
  20. 20. Plant  for  Pollinators  
  21. 21. Observe  
  22. 22. Journal  
  23. 23. Communicate     Face-­‐to-­‐Face  and  Email   •  Communicate  with  parents  each  week,  before   and  a4er  the  session   •  Train  and  mentor  volunteers   •  Celebrate  with  PTA  and  wider  community   •  Media  
  24. 24. Communicate   Blog   •  Arlington  Tradi/onal  School  Garden  Blog   h[p://apsva.us/Page/3592     Then  click  on:  March-­‐  May  2011,  Garden   Adventures   •  Garden  Adventures  Blog  also  compiled  at   h[p://goo.gl/iwGJym    
  25. 25. Signs  and  Labels  
  26. 26. Harvest  Wheat   Make  Bread  
  27. 27. Bean  Teepee  
  28. 28. Toma/llos  and  Green  Salsa  
  29. 29. Celebrate  
  30. 30. Resources   •  Garden  Adventures:  Website  Links,   Food  and  Nutri/on  Curriculum,  Story  Time   Books  and  Vegetable  Growing  and  Snack  Tips   through  the  Year   h[p://goo.gl/jhXoJY   •  Junior  Master  Gardener  Online   h[p://www.jmgkids.us/   •  Fall  Garden  Planning  YouTube   h[ps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K6lADk6Y0Xw   •  Spring  Garden  Planning  YouTube   h[p://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OV860C4ShuU  
  31. 31. Try it and see if you like it… •  2013:  project  PLANTS  online     •  2014/2015:  project  PLANTS  in  print    
  32. 32. Thanks  to   •  Candice  Shoemaker   •  Erika  Huber   •  Karen  Lewis   •  Arlington  Tradi/onal  School   Students,  Staff,  Parents,  Volunteers   •  Kansas  Coopera/ve  Extension   •  Virginia  Coopera/ve  Extension  
  33. 33. Please  contact  me  at   Mary  Van  Dyke   maryvandyke4@gmail.com GreenSTEMLearning   vCard  
  34. 34. To  our  Health,  Growing  Food   and  Community!  

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