"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.
From the time you step off the curb, you begin experiencing the Smithsonian through their expansive gardens. About 20 Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia recently took a “field trip” to the Smithsonian Museum of American History.