GARDEN STORIES

Stories of hope, inspiration, and of course — gardening!

Variety-The Spice of Life

In January we taught ‘Variety…The Spice of Life’ to about 850 students in 39 Wyoming STEM classrooms. Students learned that vitamins, minerals, and phytochemicals are linked to the colors of fruits and vegetables, and by “eating the rainbow” we put a variety of those things into our bodies We linked the lesson to gardening by...

Harvest Time!

  Harvest Time in our school gardens includes picking, weighing, washing, preparing and tasting! Watch the excitement, in this video, as the students at West Godwin Elementary  discover cucamelons growing from overhanging vines and show off the radishes, peppers, cucumbers and other vegetables they have harvested. After harvesting, students took their vegetables to a scale...

Herb Gardens for Seniors

Part of our mission at H.O.P.E Gardens (Helping Other People Eat) is to inspire our student gardeners to not only grow food for themselves but to also consider helping the people in their community have access to healthy garden produce. Our middle and junior high students embraced the challenge by planting beautiful herb gardens as...

Bugs in Our Garden!

Summer garden students could hardly contain their excitement as they turned over rocks, looked under plants and dug in the soil in order to observe the abundance of bugs living in and around their school gardens. They compared the creatures they captured to pictures that revealed which ones were beneficial to the garden and which...