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New Minnesota school garden guide released

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Colorful 268-page guide features 31 K-12 lessons linked to the state’s academic standards

The Associated Press
12/13/2013
Minnesota School Gardens
Developed by the Minnesota Department of Agriculture’s Agriculture in the Classroom Program – Fall 2013
272 pages – free guide is available online
(Must read. Mike)

ST. PAUL, Minn.—Minnesota teachers have a new resource for planning, planting and harvesting gardens with their students.

Minnesota Agriculture in the Classroom has published a guide for school gardens. The colorful 268-page guide features 31 K-12 lessons linked to the state’s academic standards in science, social studies, language arts, health and math.

The state agriculture department, which helped develop the guide, says it’s bursting with delicious ideas to build connections between the classroom, the school garden and the cafeteria.

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December 17, 2013   Comments Off on New Minnesota school garden guide released

Edible cities: how urbanites can grow their own food

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A new book showcases ways of growing fruits and vegetables in flats, on balconies and inside abandoned buildings

Edible Cities’ by Judith Anger, Immo Fiebrig and Martin Schnyder
Permanent Publications
Dec 2013

Excerpt from Telegraph review:

Living in a city often means being cut off from the source of one’s food – unless you’re lucky enough to have a garden.

But there are other ways to grow your own fruit and vegetables, even in the confines of a tiny flat. A new book, Edible Cities, celebrates the urban individuals who have embraced growing their own – be it through a balcony garden, or more unconventional means.

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