Kinders Count…Bees!

As I begin to write this post, I am filled again with the excitement I felt while attending the School Gardeners’ Southwest Desert Almanac conference in Arizona last week. A small but mighty group convened for 2.5 days at the Desert Botanical Garden and Manzo Elementary School in Tucson to share ideas and inspiration as…

Bedazzle with Bulbs!

Bulbs are easy to cultivate and fun to study in the school garden, even for the youngest learners.

How Do You Like Your Zs?

Back in April, I wrote about the potential challenges involved with serving school-garden-sourced produce with school lunch. In that post, I outlined three key guidelines that make Garden to Cafeteria work. In this post, I will share how The Z Project followed these three guidelines. Guideline 1: Select an item to grow that has high…

When DIY Crafting Meets Engineering Design

A modified version of a simple DIY “crafting” activity offers a solution to an environmental problem in a way that incorporates engineering design while also teaching sustainability.