Cornell’s Lab of Ornithology is awarding grants between $500 – $2,000 to private and public schools. The purpose of this program is to support the building or revitalization of school gardens, which will then provide the context for lessons across subjects and offer a wonderful opportunity to engage students in hands-on, project-based learning opportunities. In […]
SGN, in partnership with the North Coast Resource Conservation & Development Council , is launching a new “Pollinator Buddies” program for 4th and 5th grades. Eligible schools will receive a free“Bee Smart Garden Kit” for ($150 value) and $100 towards the purchase of pollinator plants. Interested schools will have the opportunity to have a presentation on creating safe Bee Friendly school gardens. “Bee […]
School Garden Network is looking for an energetic and passionate person with professional leadership experience to inspire and manage the School Garden Network of Sonoma County. This is a part-time, contractual position. For more information on the position and how to apply, please visit the Job Opportunities section of our website.
Inspire Student Investigations Dear Educator, Prepare for the new year with fresh resources that help you and your students explore the world of inquiry. With our newly redesigned Investigating Evidence, you will have everything you need to bring the scientific process to life in your classroom. We are excited to see wonderful investigations students around the country will undertake. Now […]
The Riebli Elementary School garden classes have been busy growing a giant pumpkin! The garden teachers were given a Dill’s Atlantic giant pumpkin start which they planned to enter in a pumpkin growing contest, but the students informally voted not to submit the pumpkin as they wanted to watch it grow. They used the pumpkin […]
Sherry Gibson, of Wild Woodswoman Creations in Sebastopol, has been designing and creating garden art in North Bay area schools for the last four years using both living willow and nonliving willow for a fun rustic look. She is currently taking appointments to come and discuss possibilities for installations of living willow structures: faery huts, tipis, shade structures, living […]
ANNOUNCING THE WINNERS OF THE VOICES OF THE SOIL CONTEST Hosted by Natural Resources Defense Council and Lexicon of SUSTAINABILITY 2015 is the International Year of Soils, so in celebration of one of our most important natural resources, Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and Lexicon of SUSTAINABILITY created the “Voices of Soil” Essay and Video […]
School Garden Network just hosted it’s annual School Yard Habitat workshop. Classroom teachers, garden coordinators, after -school educators, informal outdoor educators and administrators spent the day learning about school yard habitats at the wonderful Laguna Environmental Education Center. We had a great tour of the habitat gardens on site by designer Tony McGuigan who taught […]
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