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Native Plant Pollinator Gardens Reaching 75 Schools by Spring 2016

Green Teacher Network with the guidance of several partners, including Mecklenburg Master Gardeners and NC Wildlife Federation, has developed a native plant pollinator garden for the school campus. [caption id="attachment_22094" align="alignright" width="333"] Native Pollinator Plants[/caption] Pollinators are often overlooked yet essential components for successful school gardens.  Butterflies,...

Grow a Garden, Earn Girl Scout Gold – by Katie Taylor

GTN was able to connect with Katie Taylor, an Ambassador Girl Scout for troop 1052. Katie’s experience with school gardens and the positive impact she feels they make are below. It is great to see young leaders understanding that a healthy diet and activity have a...

Black Eyed Susans and Gold Finches

[caption id="attachment_22037" align="alignright" width="264"] Source: birdsandblooms.com[/caption] Gold Finches are one of a few birds that begin building their nests in July and raise their young in the fall.  They usually build their nests in areas close to the Thistle Plant so there is adequate food for...

GTN Workshop Summary: October 24, 2015

[caption id="attachment_22024" align="alignright" width="344"] Angel and Mary with NC Wildlife Federation[/caption] This past Saturday at North Mecklenburg High School 48 area teachers from 20 area schools gathered for the 9th quarterly Green Teacher Network Professional Development Workshop.  A gracious donation from Whole Foods Lake Norman provided...

Why I Grow Worms: Vermiculture by Kati Hynes

History: Around 2004-2005 my sister Kary, who lived in Flagstaff, started a worm farm (source unknown).  My mom went up to visit her and brought 20-25 of Kary’s red wriggler worms home on the plane back to Denver.  Mom got a worm farm and started raising...

Chickens at the Hen House

Chicken Tractor Under NC Dept. of Ag Ban

Green Teacher Network chickens and mobile chicken tractor have been sequestered and will not be able to visit area schools this fall. This is due to a ruling by the state. Effective immediately, and until January 15, 2016. “…the movement, exhibition, sale, and show of...

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Arborbrook Christian Academy Gardens

Arborbrook Christian Academy Gardens exist to provide awe-inspiring outdoor spaces for students in grades K-12, and productive ecosystems for creatures human and otherwise! We specialize in permaculture school gardening on a budget, recycling and reusing as much as possible. We have worked closely with Renfrow...

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Garden program adds spice to ‘stone soup’

In the middle of a small crowd of curious educators and school garden supporters, chef Megan Lambert was making soup. With a flourish, Lambert – a senior instructor at Johnson & Wales University – sniffed the four crockpots simmering in front of her. Piled up beside...