School Gardening Supplies Bella Vista AR

This page provides relevant content and local businesses that can help with your search for information on School Gardening Supplies. You will find informative articles about School Gardening Supplies, including "Get a Fresh Start for Your School Garden". Below you will also find local businesses that may provide the products or services you are looking for. Please scroll down to find the local resources in Bella Vista, AR that can help answer your questions about School Gardening Supplies.

From the Ground Up Inc.
(479) 464-0091
8542 McNelly Rd.
Bentonville, AR
Products / Services
Annuals, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Plants

Data Provided By:
Meek's Rogers
(479) 636-2511
630 West New Hope Road
Rogers, AR

Data Provided By:
Price Cutter Food Warehouse
(479) 631-0405
103 N Dixieland Rd
Rogers, AR
Products / Services

Data Provided By:
A New Season
(479) 451-8100
165 W Pickens Rd
Pea Rdg, AR

Data Provided By:
Bear Creek Nursery, Inc
(479) 253-7466
2798 Highway 23 N
Eureka Springs, AR

Data Provided By:
Gibson Gardens
(479) 787-6866
1206 First Ave, Se P.o. Box 206
Gravette, AR

Data Provided By:
American Outdoor Supply
(479) 856-9738
14584 E Highway 264
Lowell, AR

Data Provided By:
Fresh-N-Green, Inc.
(479) 756-5937
750 South Maestri Road Highway 121 South
Tontitown, AR
Products / Services
Annuals, Cactus / Succulent, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Groundcovers, Perennials, Plants, Seed, Shrubs, Wildflower Seed

Data Provided By:
Shults Greenhouse
(501) 623-9791
208 Hollywood Ave
Hot Springs, AR

Data Provided By:
Parks Brothers Greenhouses
(479) 410-2217
6733 Parks Rd
Van Buren, AR
Products / Services
Annuals, Chemicals, Crop Protection, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Greenhouse Growers, Groundcovers, Horticulture Companies, Houseplants, Mulch, Perennials, Plants, Roses, Seeds, Shrubs, Trees, Vegetables, Vines

Data Provided By:
Data Provided By:

Get a Fresh Start for Your School Garden

Ridley High School Gardeners Ridley High School Gardeners A new school year brings the opportunity for new additions and approaches for learning inside and out of the classroom. The anticipation of summer can often leave the school garden neglected at the end of the school year, as assemblies and field trips occupy the schedule. A few months of summer vacation can take its toll on the outdoor learning spaces so a fresh start is often necessary to re-gain control of the school garden.

Begin the task by investing the interest of your students. It is important to continue the establishment of ownership with each new group of students. Help them to understand the importance of their contributions by determining the new goals, potential outcomes and service projects together. Their stewardship will increase if they are held accountable for a portion of the planning. It is also beneficial to include the students in determining what jobs need to be done to accomplish a fresh start. Having them make the list of necessary jobs and then assigning those jobs through a drawing or other random means will ensure that students don’t single out the easiest jobs for themselves! It is equally important to include the help of your volunteers near the beginning of the school year. It might take a while for the relationship between the volunteers and the students to “warm up to each other.” Working side-by-side from the beginning is a good way to get your garden off to a successful start.

If you already have a school garden established, here are some potential gardening assignments.

Assign garden jobs Collecting weeds and dumping in trash Collecting compostable materials and dumping in compost Collecting trash (old plant labels/trash blown in over the summer/etc) and throw in trash can Pull dead plants Prune back overgrown plants Watering (If your garden has several planting areas they can be divided so multiple students have the opportunity to water.) Groups of students can be assigned the task of selecting plants for a fall garden Involve students in the process of selecting locations in the garden for expansion and enhancement. (ex: where to put a compost pile, where to add a butterfly garden, where to add display signs)

A fresh start is also important as it relates to students’ health. Again, the same principles apply—if you allow your students to help set the nutritional goals for the school year the more likely they will eat the fruits/vegetables grown. Allowing students to sample produce fresh from the garden could potentially hook them not only to gardening, but eating fruits and vegetables for life! When the garden isn’t ready for harvest encourage students to bring in fruits and vegetables from home for lunch and snacks. Continually remind yourself that having fun is important. Nutrition is a serious topic, but not every lesson plan or activity needs to have incredible intensity. Keeping it light and interesting can be a refreshing break...

Click here to read the rest of this article from KidsGardening



Copyright © 2010 National Gardening Association     | &      |     Created on 03/15/99, last updated on 11/11/10