school gardens

Under the Microscope
5:28 pm
Thu August 15, 2013

Managing school gardens and battling invasive pests

Don Proffitt, Pottersville, holds a tall thistle he removed from his farm.
Credit Jennifer Davidson / KSMU

This week on Under the Microscope we'll talk about school gardens, and hear how some farmers are managing an invasive thistle species.

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Agriculture
5:06 pm
Thu August 15, 2013

No summer siesta for school gardens

At a farmer's market in Lawrence, Kan., science teacher Perry Kennard and student Claire Yackley sell produce from Southwest Middle School’s garden.
Payne Roberts Harvest Public Media

School gardens offer educators a chance to teach students about math and science through the hands-on experience of growing fruits and vegetables. But as these educational projects grow in popularity, they present unique challenges to teachers and communities — particularly in the summer.

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Health & Wealth Update
7:05 am
Wed May 30, 2012

Pumkpins, melons and corn

Jacob Fenston KBIA

Columbia has lots of community gardens, and several school gardens. But school-community gardens? On Tuesday at Ridgewood Elementary, the school and community worked together to start planting the city's first community garden at a public school.

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