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Wilting School Garden Rejuvenated

“Gardening is a really good way for kids to learn about life cycles of plants, and the elements that it takes for them to grow,” said Stan Miller, associate superintendent at Nevada County Superintendent of Schools. “It can be a jumping off point for a lot of different lessons. It's a great opportunity for kids to learn.”...

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Donation Helps Carlsbad School Garden

Thanks to a donation by Carlsbad-based company Jenny Craig, Jefferson Elementary students have learned to grow their own fresh fruits and vegetables and enjoy composting at school. Read more at Carlsbad Patch

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GBARN Greater Bay Area School Garden Regional Network Meeting Notes 6/22/2011

Link to Google Docs Version of Notes

Greater Bay Area School Garden Regional Network Meeting at Collective Roots, East Palo Alto Charter School, Wednesday June 22nd, 12:30-3:30

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California School Garden Survey - 2011

In 2011 Life Lab, along with the CSGN, shared results from the California School Garden Survey. Over 500 schools responded. The response was much less than prior statewide data collected via the California Instructional School Garden Grant Program which collected data from 3,900 school garden sites and sites requesting funds to start school gardens. View the both survey results here: www.lifelab.org/2011/01/schoolgardensurvey/

 

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GBARN Greater Bay Area School Garden Regional Network Meeting Notes 1/12/2011

GREATER BAY AREA REGION SCHOOL GARDEN NETWORK (GBARN)
January 12, 2011 Location: StopWaste Bldg., Oakland

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GBARN Greater Bay Area School Garden Regional Network Meeting Notes 1/12/2011

GREATER BAY AREA REGION SCHOOL GARDEN NETWORK (GBARN)
January 12, 2011 Location: StopWaste Bldg., Oakland

Link to Meeting Notes

California First Lady Launches Inaugural School Garden Week

California School Garden Network Hosts Garden Makeover at Locke High School in Los Angeles

Leading the Green Dream for California

On the South Steps of the State Capitol, First Lady Maria Shriver joined business and environmental leaders, school children and families in celebrating ways to preserve the environment in an effort to promote a greener future for the children of this state. Special guest Bob Saget served as Mater of Ceremonies and NBA star Vlade Divac joined to show his support for the event. Step one dancers performed for the crowd, guests toured booths full of tips on how to conserve, recycle and use alternative energy as well as learn how to eat and live healthy.

Schools Chief Jack O'Connell, Assembly Speaker Fabian Núñez Encourage Schools To Apply For New School Garden Grants

SACRAMENTO - State Superintendent of Public Instruction Jack O'Connell has announced that schools can now apply for $15 million in grants to invest in school gardens.

California School Garden Network Launches Web site in an Effort to Help School Gardens Grow

SACRAMENTO, CA March 29, 2006 — The California School Garden Network (CSGN) announces www.csgn.org, a one-stop-shop for teachers seeking information about establishing, funding and maintaining school gardens. The CSGN and its Web site are the fruits of ongoing collaboration between state agencies, private companies, educational institutions and non-profit organizations to create and sustain school gardens in California. The official announcement will be made at the Ag Day event in Sacramento on March 29th by Secretary, California Department of Food and Agriculture, A.G.

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