“Moooooom, your garden is weedy!” said a bossy little five-year old. She is good at pointing out the obvious. After some much needed rain and sunshine, the garden is bursting with green, most of it weeds.
It was 33 degrees last night and 34 degrees the night before. Do you know what these cold temperatures do to tender tomatoes and flowers? Death! Look at this poor little thing. It didn't even got the chance to bloom before being hit with a frost!
Mr. Jensen, agriculture teacher in Nebraska, has always spent a lot of time outside. From landscaping with his wife to activities like hiking and camping, he knows the value of getting some fresh air. Now, with the creation of a growing dome, his students are able to connect with nature while at school!
Making pumpkin puree is simple and straightforward. We are accustomed to the convenience of the grocery store, but I don't think we realize how easy food preservation can be. I’m not saying that I make everything from scratch but when I do, I feel a sense of satisfaction and pride.
"Just plant it, seed is cheap!" says Micah Weber of Rock Valley, Iowa. Mr. Weber has been the Agriculture Education Instructor for grades seven through twelve at Rock Valley Community School for the past 13 years.
I had the opportunity to help my daughter’s first grade class learn how to harvest sunflower seeds. Last spring, as kindergartners, they planted sunflowers in front of the school. Little did they know, they were planting a delicious snack they would enjoy in the fall!
I feel like I am living a version of “Tomatoes Gone Wild.” Our garden has out produced the needs of my family of five. The cupboards, pantry, storage closet, and freezer are full of garden fresh goodness preserved for winter meals, especially anything and everything tomato based.
Mr. Cole heard about the Helping Communities Grow program for FFA chapters and thought, "my students would enjoy that." Little did he know, deciding to participate in the competition would lead to reconnecting with a classmate from over 40 years ago and so, so much more.