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Applied Horticulture at Lake Wylie

The fabulous students at Lake Wylie (a GTN Purple Carrot School) applied their gardening know-how to tackle one of our biggest needs: recycling and reusing our natural resources. The Lake Wylie Team Robotic Recyclers decided to take on the issue of food waste in the cafeteria....

Maintaining a Healthy Garden

Happy Spring, GTN Teachers! As the weather warms we wanted to share some plant maintenance thoughts with you. Unlike in the winter, your gardens will grow rapidly in the spring and will need careful watering to keep them alive and happy. You will also begin to have...

Spring Gardening with the Purple Carrot Team

The Purple Carrot Team met on April 12 to share garden planting and curriculum successes, learn about Climate Screens, and taste a delicious cauliflower recipe. Stella Thomas of Ludvig Svensson gave an interesting and instructional presentation about Climate Screens. This company makes special screens that are used...

Welcoming Spring with Native Pollinator Gardens

TEACH THE CHILDREN WELL…… There is a Buzz all around the planet. As our region is blooming with flowering trees and plants, so too are our pollinators buzzing and humming. Many of us are concerned about our pollinators. The bees, butterflies, birds and moths that keep our...

February-A Culture of Food, by Elliott Royal

Culture is learned, transmitted and adapted. Our perception of food is generally associated with how our family and friends perceive it. When food is not available in bountiful amounts, the appreciation for it when it is available will be high. Food and water are the most important...

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...