Archive for the ‘Soil’ Category

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Nutrients in the Garden 10: Prepare & Amend

Thursday, April 10th, 2014
Oh, my sore muscles! I took advantage of the sunshine and removed some plant stubble that was in the garden since last fall. It felt good getting dirty and putting in a few hours of hard work. These sore muscles remind me that gardening is great exercise and part of a healthy lifestyle! How many overweight gardeners do you know? (more…)
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From the Ground Up: The Science of Soil Launch

Monday, March 17th, 2014
The Foundation is excited to announce it is now expanding its reach into the digital education world! In collaboration with Discovery Education,  the Foundation is making an impact with a program called From the Ground Up: The Science of Soil.  (more…)
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Garden Spotlight: Sue Meggers & Hannah Ludwig

Wednesday, October 30th, 2013
Sue Meggers has gardened for many reasons over the course of her life.  When she was young, she gardened because her grandparents did.   (more…)
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Autumn Optimism

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013
Well, it’s the middle of October. How can that be? Time has a way of moving quickly and I find myself emotionally tied to the fall season. (more…)
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Garden Spotlight: Micah Weber

Thursday, October 17th, 2013
"Just plant it, seed is cheap!" says Micah Weber of Rock Valley, Iowa.  Mr. Weber has been the Agriculture Education Instructor for grades seven through twelve at Rock Valley Community School for the past 13 years.   (more…)
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Teacher Spotlight: Tracy Mendoza

Thursday, September 19th, 2013
"When students see pictures of starving children in Africa, it never dawns on them to ask 'why?'" This is one reason Tracy Mendoza feels teaching soil science is so important.  As a Gifted Education teacher for grades 1 through 5 at Northlake Park Community School in Orlando, FL, Ms. Mendoza is passionate about teaching students to think globally. (more…)
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Teacher Spotlight: Leslie Meredith

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013
"Soil is a precious resource that I hope students learn to protect so future generations may also reap the benefits," said Leslie Meredith when asked why teaching soil science is important to her. (more…)
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A Blessing and a Burden

Thursday, August 29th, 2013
  I consider my bountiful harvest both a blessing and a burden.  I apologize for less frequent blog posts, but there's no time to blog, celebrate, or complain...  I've got pickling, canning, and freezing to do! (more…)
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Julie’s Great Experience at the 4R Retreat

Friday, August 16th, 2013
By Julie Buratowski, Foundation Education Specialist   Last week, I had to opportunity to join some of my colleagues in Ottawa, Canada to attend a 4R Nutrient Stewardship retreat. (more…)
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A Blue Ribbon Day

Tuesday, July 30th, 2013
The day has arrived! A season of hard work was displayed at our county fair today as my daughter carefully selected and prepared the vegetables we had grown to be judged. (more…)
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The Trick to Harvesting Vegetables at the Perfect Time

Friday, July 12th, 2013
Fresh veggies everywhere! My six year old and I finished picking all of the peas, broccoli, and cauliflower yesterday.  (more…)