Posts Tagged ‘Julie Buratowski’

Helping Communities Grow Informational Webinar

Friday, October 5th, 2012
ATTN: FFA Advisors and Chapter Presidents Want to learn more information about Nutrients for Life’s Helping Communities Grow program? Tune in to our informational webinar! Monday, October 22, 2012 Time: 4:00 pm, Eastern Daylight Time – OR – Wednesday, October 24, 2012 Time: 11:00 am, Eastern Daylight Time (more…)

Winners of the 2012 Helping Communities Grow Program

Friday, June 29th, 2012
The results are in! Nutrients for Life Foundation is very excited to announce the winners of our Helping Communities Grow program. (more…)

A Teacher’s Book List on Gardening and Agriculture

Thursday, February 23rd, 2012
Rhoda Switzer, a teacher at an independent Montessori school in Maryland, recently created a comprehensive book list about agriculture, gardening, and everything in between for a Nutrients for Life workshop at the Maryland Association for Outdoor Education Conference (MAEOE).  As a whole, children today know less and less about where their food comes from and what it takes to get food on the table.  But teachers like Rhoda Switzer are working to educate students on the importance of agriculture in their day-to-day lives.  In the spring, her students work on Lesson 5 of our Nourishing the Planet in the 21st Century elementary curriculum:  Planning a Garden.  Ms. Switzer sees the value environmental education, such as having a vermicompost bin as a classroom pet and integrating environmental lessons into her classes.  Her school is also developing and installing a new playground for the school, in which they aim to have certified as a Nature Explorer space through the Arbor Day Foundation, and maintaining a butterfly garden.  Below is an excerpt from her book list; do you have other books to suggest for teaching soil science? (more…)

How to Make A Terrarium

Thursday, January 26th, 2012
My co-worker, Julie Buratowski, was telling me how her new terrarium had changed the atmosphere of her office. So proud of herself, she sent me a few pictures. I agreed, it was cute and worthy of a blog entry. Feeling inspired by its simplicity and uniqueness, my girls and I dug out an old glass jar in the basement. We will be building our own terrarium. I hope Julie’s blog post will inspire you too. (more…)