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September 11th, 2014
Students were excited to spruce up and explore the gardens with their Garden Ranger Teacher after the long summer break. They worked together to pick up litter, prune dead leaves and fallen fruit from growing plants, and explore their gardens. Students were invited to wander through the garden and document their observations on paper. One important skill as a scientist is developing keen...
Hannah Piercey
August 29th, 2014
The Lexicon of Sustainability is on a mission to build understanding around the key terms and principles that define sustainability. For the last five years, founders Douglas Gayeton and Laura Howard-Gayeton collaboarted with...
Benjamin Eichorn
August 22nd, 2014
Summer is coming to a close in our edible school gardens. The annual weeds are going to seed in the garden’s drier patches. We pull them out with fits of passion and they revel in yet another year’s victory as their seeds fall safely to the...

Upcoming Events


CitySprouts Teacher Forum: Math

Elementary school teachers share garden-based lessons in a free webinar series.

When: September 18, 2014 3:30PM
- 4:30PM

Plant It, Grow It, Eat It! (Fall edition)

A gardening education workshop, hosted by Life Lab.

When: September 19, 2014 9:00AM
- 3:00PM
Where: Santa Cruz, California

Growing Locally: Tips for growing in Chicago

When: September 20, 2014 9:00AM
- 12:00PM
Where: The Edible Gardens at Lincoln Park Zoo, Chicago, Illinois

Recommended Reading

Published: September 3, 2014
Bon Appétit
Three of New York City's top chefs cook with students at Edible Schoolyard New York. (Photo: ESY NYC) 
Published: September 2, 2014
Center for Social Inclusion
Download two recent reports focused on equity, race, and the food system. 
Published: August 31, 2014
New York TImes
State incentives support local food in Alaska. (Photo: L.T. Hunte via Flickr)
Published: August 22, 2014
BBC News
Research shows that city environments help support an array of bee species. (Photo: Danny Perez via Flickr)