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Re: Beginning gardening


A few elementary schools here still do a little bit of gardening.  The 
kids love it, it just depends on if they have a teacher to carry it on.

Theresa

Cathy Carpenter wrote:

>A shame schools don't still do that... the junior high here in Quincy  
>had a greenhouse, its still there, but no longer used and totally  
>neglected. They said it cost too much. (Not as much as maintaining  
>their football team, I bet!)
>
>Cathy, west central IL, z5b
>
>On Feb 17, 2006, at 6:19 AM, james singer wrote:
>
>  
>
>>I was not quite 5 years old when I started kindergarden. At that  
>>time, all Los Angeles city schools had garden plots, one plot for  
>>each class. Working in the garden plot was very much part of the  
>>daily curriculum. We turned the soil, formed hills and rows,  
>>planted seeds [mostly vegetables], pulled weeds, irrigated,  
>>harvested, and divvied up the harvest.
>>
>>
>>Island Jim
>>Southwest Florida
>>27.0 N, 82.4 W
>>Hardiness Zone 10
>>Heat Zone 10
>>Minimum 30 F [-1 C]
>>Maximum 100 F [38 C]
>>
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