Curried Carrot Soup

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from the Manchester Learning Gardens (serves 10, double for one class)   2 Tbls. extra virgin olive oil 4 Tbls. butter 1 large onion, chopped 3 to 4 pounds carrots, roughly chopped Up to 6 cups chicken stock 1 Tbls. curry powder, or more to taste Dash or 2 of ground cayenne powder ½ tsp. coarse salt, or to taste … Read More

Seed to School Lesson Plans

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Seed to School was born out of a collaboration with the Albert S. Hall School in Waterville, where 5th grade teacher Mary Dunn, and our coordinator, Myra Manning, created a series of lesson plans on vegetable varieties and seed saving. The idea is to provide educators with creative resources in order for them to integrate seeds and seed saving into classroom … Read More

Seed Decorations Activity

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How about adding some cheer to your garden-related activities with some seed ornaments and decorations!?   If you’ve got old seeds, now is the perfect time to use them up for arts and crafts, or even a germination test activity (click here for Seed to School’s germination lesson plan). You can get seeds donated from your friendly neighborhood seed companies … Read More

Garden Club Planning Template

Guyla and Linda of Saccarappa School used this template to create a plan for their garden club – goals, skills, activities, and more.  Read about their school’s plan, and create your own with the same template.    Click here for the Garden Club Plan Template! STARTING A GARDEN CLUB Your Names: Guyla Woodbrey and Linda Bois Class Grade Level(s): Kindergarten – Grade 4 Class … Read More

Garden Scavenger Hunt

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Activity Name: Creative Garden Scavenger Hunt              Theme (i.e. science, language arts, math): Language Arts   Learning outcomes: The students will be exercising their naturalist, linguistic, interpersonal, intrapersonal, and body-kinesthetic intelligences in this activity. Depending on the age level, they should learn to be more observant in the garden and also learn a little bit about how and why things … Read More