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Vote for Kent County MS Victory Garden!

Radishes! Hello everyone! Sabine Harvey of Kent County Extension has signed the Kent County Middle School Victory Garden up for a Mother Earth News Garden photo contest.  The editors of the magazine will pick two winners from the 25 gardens…

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Salad Science Parties!

Cedar Grove Elem. salad harvest Some of you may recall that this winter we laid rest to a little brouhaha here in Montgomery County about growing edibles in school gardens.  Since then, many educators have accessed Montgomery County Public Schools’…

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Mother’s Day in the garden

Well, hello again garden gals and guys! This weekend was a very busy one for Fat Earth. My garden is now planted and I changed a couple of beds from radishes and turnips to some different edibles that my family…

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How community activism brought vegetables to the schoolyards of Montgomery County, Maryland

Photo courtesy MCPS School vegetable gardens:  a great way to get kids outside, to teach lessons about nature, and to improve childhood nutrition?  Or a menace to safety and a nuisance to maintenance staff? That’s the debate that’s played out…

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School/youth gardening events

Here are some upcoming events of interest to anyone who wants to garden with kids.  These take place at Brookside Gardens in Montgomery County.  (Again, please share events in other counties – my perspective is local but this blog is…

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Great Kids Farm container and demo garden

A lot of City gardeners wrestle with confined spaces or concrete backyards… making food growing seem hard (or impossible). Great Kids Farm, the Baltimore School System’s farm, hosts two demonstration gardens meant to show city dwellers that it is, indeed,…

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