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America’s Largest School Garden Program

Touch the Soil News #1178 (Feature photo – School Garden – Public Domain) What started out as a project to promote greening of the earth by two accomplished film makers has turned into a national effort to build school gardens. From there, other supportive projects developed to include school farmers markets, cooking food and an expansive educational curriculum for teachers and schools. You can learn more about the movement here: https://greenourplanet.org/blog/ Want More? – Sign up below Special Deals Ahead…Sign up!

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Practical Help for Education

Touch the Soil News #881 (Feature photo –- Students at Urban Assembly Unison School get a practical education with food and agriculture – photo courtesy of the school) The Urban Assembly Unison School, founded in 2012, is bringing a new approach to education. The school, located in Brooklyn, New York, is a profession-focused public school that also has an urban farming program. Two years ago, the school received part of a $2 million grant to create a hydroponic classroom. Recently, the school came into the news as it received a $2 million grant to build an agricultural greenhouse – capable of producing over 25,000 lbs. of food. Food that will…

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