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Outdoor Garden Art Ideas for SEEDS 2012-2013 school year projects.

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Outdoor garden art ideas

  1. 1. Creating a Community Art Garden Proposed Masters Thesis - A study at KKSA and ESASaturday, June 9, 2012
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  13. 13. According to studies, fences keep children out of gardens A fence needs to welcome students, but also keep wildlife out Creating an art fence will allow the students to participate in a real life problemSaturday, June 9, 2012
  14. 14. A privacy fence is the most effective type of deer fence. How to Build a Deer Fence The most common effective designs for a deer fence are: ◦ Tall Fence: An 8’ high fence is considered pretty much deer-proof and is tall enough to prevent even a frightened deer from jumping it. The fence is even more effective if deer can’t see through it. ◦ Slanted Fence: A 6’ high fence can be effective if it’s slanted outward (toward the deer) at about a 45° angle. Deer will hesitate to jump over it due to both the height and distance. • Double Fence: Two fences spaced a few feet apart, regardless of height, can also work. The deer won’t like being caught between the fences, so they will avoid attempting the jump. You can also do this with two rows of electric fencing set about 3’ apart. • Electric Fence: If you’re able to maintain it, an electric fence can be a great deer barrier. Even a strand or two of electrified wire can keep deer away, as long as it’s always turned on. Start with one strand of electrified wire about 30” off the ground. If deer are still getting in, add strands about a foot above and below the first one. Monitor the garden, and continue adding strands about a foot apart until the fence is effective against the deer. Electric fencing is less visible and easy to move when working in the garden. Keep in mind, though, that it’s customary to bait the deer to lick the wire in order to teach them to stay away, which may be seen as cruel. • Modified Fence: If your garden already has a shorter fence that isn’t working, try modifying it by adding an extension to every second or third pole with mesh or strands of wire stretched between them. This will add height without changing the look of your original fence. Another option is to add a second fence near your existing fence.Saturday, June 9, 2012
  15. 15. Deer Fence Materials Mesh fencing for deer. • Privacy fencing: If appropriate and affordable, an 8’ tall privacy fence is probably the most effective choice. Deer won’t jump it since they can’t see what’s on the other side. • Mesh fencing: For larger areas, use 8’ mesh stretched between tall metal fence posts. To keep the mesh from sagging, run a taut wire at the top of the posts, and attach it to the mesh to support it. Mesh can also be attached to trees at the edge of the woods for a less noticeable appearance. Mesh fencing comes in a variety of materials, including metal wire (most durable and most expensive), polyethylene-coated metal (expensive, but more attractive), and polypropylene (least expensive, less durable, but less visible). Deer Fence Tips Mesh fencing is almost invisible. • Complete Enclosure: A fence only works if it completely encloses your garden! Blocking only the deer paths will just prompt them to learn new ways in. Make sure gates are secure and as tall as the fence. • Landing Zone: For added deterrents, add obstacles just inside the fence to make the deer reluctant to land thereSaturday, June 9, 2012
  16. 16. Driving into the school should be welcomingSaturday, June 9, 2012
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  21. 21. What About an Indoor Herb Garden?Saturday, June 9, 2012
  22. 22. Why School Gardens? School gardens and edible education in schools are excellent ways to:   • Encourage healthy eating habits + adventurous eaters.   • Introduce new ways of learning.   • Bring fresh food to our schools! Here are a few reasons why the Woolly School Garden Program might be right for your school! No space? Can’t dig? Plant vertically! Our vertical edible gardens don’t require you to give up any space. No digging required! Easy to follow curriculum! Our nutrition and gardening curriculum is standards-based, making it easy for any teacher to incorporate our lessons in to the classroom! Small budget? Our program is cost-effective! Whereas many school gardens can cost thousands of dollars to install, a Woolly School Garden is cost-effective at only $1,000 for the whole kit. Want more information on the benefits of school gardens? Need to persuade your PTA/ PTO or Principal that school gardens are good for your school?  Questions?  Email us at schools@woollypocket.comSaturday, June 9, 2012
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