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School's SFG made it to associated Press!!

Post  ryanscott1981 on 3/31/2011, 10:55 pm

This year my student council, in Henderson, KY decided to plant its very first vegetable garden as a way to promote green thinking at our school. After doing some research, I came across the SFG methods. Several weeks ago, at our ground breaking, the local newspaper ran a story about our project. Much to my surprise, a woman from West Virginia emailed me to tell me she read about our garden in the local newspaper!!

If anyone's school does a larger scale SFG operation, I would gladly appreciate some information.

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Post  WardinWake on 3/31/2011, 11:01 pm

@ryanscott1981 wrote:This year my student council, in Henderson, KY decided to plant its very first vegetable garden as a way to promote green thinking at our school. After doing some research, I came across the SFG methods. Several weeks ago, at our ground breaking, the local newspaper ran a story about our project. Much to my surprise, a woman from West Virginia emailed me to tell me she read about our garden in the local newspaper!!

If anyone's school does a larger scale SFG operation, I would gladly appreciate some information.

Way to go. If they grow it they will eat it.

God Bless, Ward and Mary.
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Post  BackyardBirdGardner on 3/31/2011, 11:05 pm

@ryanscott1981 wrote:This year my student council, in Henderson, KY decided to plant its very first vegetable garden as a way to promote green thinking at our school. After doing some research, I came across the SFG methods. Several weeks ago, at our ground breaking, the local newspaper ran a story about our project. Much to my surprise, a woman from West Virginia emailed me to tell me she read about our garden in the local newspaper!!

If anyone's school does a larger scale SFG operation, I would gladly appreciate some information.

Great news! I am thinking of "pitching" something like this to my local school district. Would you mind discussing how you got things started and funded with me?

Either here or PM me would be great.

By the way, welcome aboard.
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Post  tabletopper on 4/1/2011, 12:12 am

Congrats.......

In my Chula Vista School District ...there is a run down large scale veggie garden at this one school that won an award in 2001.....a friend of mine is trying to pump some life into it agn.....here in my zone we can garden year around....its so sad that someone dropped the ball....

I would suggest buying for $17.99 SFG Lesson Plan For Children at SFG.org website.......I bought 3 and loaning 2 out to those in power so to speak.......

There are 8 boxes ......4x16......so hope the teacher that was in charge promotes this fast.....my friend got a voucher for $500 to buy compost etc......he has done a amazing job ...pulling weeds and repairing the wooden boxs......gophers are a big problem there....dont know if they have wire on the bottom of the boxes.....

The problem in this area kids can go to the beach, mountains and desert to Play.... Trying to get a friend of mine who is envolved with the Boy Scouts...to help......there must be a badge for this.....

A Preschool is near me and I have a few of the older children planting Sweet Peas, tomatoes, strawberries and a few flowers so far.....and they are going to plant Sunflowers for the birds....
Made a few Worm Towers.....so plan to see how that works out.....

I might call the Star News....a local newpaper to spark things like you did.....

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Post  middlemamma on 4/1/2011, 12:22 am

Awesome!!! Way to go!!

Please keep us posted as your garden progresses! We would LOVE to see photos of the journey!!

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Post  Chopper on 4/1/2011, 2:40 am

Wow! Great news all around.

Chula Vista: Let me know when it is up and running! I would like to swing by and peek at it.

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Post  shannon1 on 4/1/2011, 3:09 am

congrats that's terrific!!!!!
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