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Question Post by John McCormick

Hello! My name is John McCormick and I am a graduate student at Prescott College in the Adventure Education program. I am contacting you in the hopes of enlisting your help to complete my research for my master's thesis. I am researching the similarities, differences, and symbiosis between adventure and horticultural education. So, down to brass tacks, what I am asking of you is participation in 3 interlocked surveys, each of which may take around 30 minutes or less to complete. Each round, depending on the speed of returned surveys, will be roughly 3 weeks apart.  I hope that the information that I will be gathering from yourself and the entire survey group will help you in your own endeavors and inform future educational courses. I will provide the final results of the research (Delphi survey) and any final thoughts or suggestions you have on the matter. Regardless of your ability to participate, if you think you know of someone else that qualifies as an expert (in this case, 10 years of experience in either AE or HE fields or both) and who would be interested in participating, please let me know! To sign up, send a confirmation email to john.mccormick@student.prescott.edu Thank you for your consideration and I look forward to your involvement in this adventure into the unknown. John 
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Photo Post by Barbara Halden

The Ingleside garden students started harvesting cauliflower, broccoli, carrots, kohlrabi, snap peas and nasturtiums.
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Photo Post by Heather Hannula

Does anyone know what the name of this little, well actully, big dude is?  I hope its not something bad for the garden! With the great news of winning a grant (Thank you WGF!), we are replacing planters and transplanting.  I found it deep in the soil under our cilantro.
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Deal Post by Sabrina Blair

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Photo Post by Heather Hannula

We are so excited to show off our caterpillar, soon to be a Monarch butterfly, muncing on a milkweed plant we planted last spring!  Does anyone know of another good butterfly plant that is also edible for us little humans?
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Question Post by Sarahbeth Belvado

Our school is looking to implement tractor tires into our future school garden. Does anyone know where I can get these donated? 
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Question Post by Renee Hamill

Are there school garden coordinators who would like to meet regularly in person to brainstorm ideas, share resources, problem solve, and share successes? Solano Elementary School Phoenix, AZ
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Photo Post by A. Charlie Danella

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Hello all this is Charlie Danella from Kellond Elementary School. Our students are having a wonderful time planting our winter garden in hopes of harvesting some wonderful vegetables soon. If you belong to a school garden check out our facebook page I have created for school gardens in Pima County to connect with one another. It is Pima County School Gadens. We have over 43 members sharing ideas with one another.
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Photo Post by Avalon Rosas-Oliver

The Sunnyslope High School Garden Club has been hard at work designing, rebuilding, and planting. Since the beginning of this school year, the Garden Club has been revamping our campus garden. We have improved the design of our garden beds, creating a more functional staggered design in addition to a decorative heart and sun. Members have planted a variety of fruits and vegetables, making the garden greener than ever. There is everything from herbs to tomatoes. In addition to providing an aesthetically pleasing area for growing plump, delicious food, the garden serves as a sanctuary on campus. We have a picnic table located in the garden, and oftentimes, students not involved with Garden Club find peace by sitting at this table or somewhere else in the garden, either in silence or while reading and completing assignments. At one point, we had a pair of secret admirers who would leave notes on the beds for us to find, describing their appreciation for such a beautiful corner on campus. The Sunnyslope Garden Club is looking forward to continuing their work in the garden and cannot wait to see what the future has in store.
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Question Post by Susan Marko

I am in the process of filling out the grant application. I don't understand why I have to fill out a W-9. Can someone please explain that?
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    News & Blog Posts


    Congratulations to the 25 Grant Winners!


    Western Growers Foundation has once again proudly partnered with the Arizona Department of Agriculture to award K–12 Arizona schools with $37,500 in edible school garden funding. We are excited to announce the twenty five winning schools that will receive $1,500 each... Read More

    Congratulations to the 20 recipients of our 2015 WGF & Driscoll's School Garden Grant!

    Western Growers Foundation has partnered with Driscoll’s as a part of their Regional Community Grants Program to award $10,000 in edible school garden grants. WGF will award $500 grants to these twenty K-12 schools - plus seeds and a copy of... Read More

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