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  • Wednesday, July 31, 2013 | Filed under Volunteering , Health and Nutrition , Community , Smart Potatoes

    Hi!  I'm James Reed, the summer intern at REAL School Gardens.  Welcome to my office.  

    James Wrangles Chickens and KidsHere, you will be hard pressed to find eye straining fluorescents, barricading cubicles, or endless filing cabinets. My office space is rather spacious and designed specifically to be engaging. Living the life of a Corporate Engagement Intern at REAL School Gardens, I work in outdoor classrooms (learning gardens), but I also cultivate relationships with businesspeople across the Metroplex.  At REAL School Gardens, a good day’s work and a job well done mean a multitude of things…  and if you don’t feel accomplished at the ...

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  • Thursday, July 25, 2013 | Filed under Sustainability and Funding , Educators , Instructional Aids

    Here is a list of useful grants to use for your school garden!  Remember: summer is a great time to apply for upcoming grants!  Ready, set, write!  For a full list of grants, click here!

    September 16: FirstEnergy accepting STEM grant applications from educators

    FirstEnergy Corp., an energy company serving Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, New Jersey, Maryland, and Virginia, is offering education grants of up to $500 for creative classroom projects in the 2013-14 school year. 
    FirstEnergy Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Classroom Grants are awarded for creative individual classroom projects in grades pre-K-12. Any creative project ...

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  • Wednesday, July 17, 2013 | Filed under Engineering , Instructional Aids , Science , Math







    Solarization is a simple non-chemical technique, which captures radiant heat energy from the sun.  This energy causes physical, chemical, and biological changes in the soil.  These changes lead to control or suppression of soil borne plant pathogens such as fungi, bacteria, nematodes, and pests along with weed, weed seed and seedlings.



    Helpful Hint: Solarization is most likely to be effective during long days of high temperatures and no wind.  The summer months are the optimum time for solarization.



    How to Solarize?

    Step 1: Spade the soil 2 -3 inches ...

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