Square-Foot Gardening & Bigger Beds: Maximizing Your School Garden Space

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In this webinar, prescarrots-170477_1280ented by the Growing School Gardens community on edWeb.net, our presenter demonstrated ways for you to get the most out of your existing school garden space.  Matthew Doris, Food Service Director & Chef, Tuckahoe Common School District in Southampton, NY, discussed the concept of square-foot gardening and using bigger beds for growing vegetables. He compared yields with these techniques versus traditional gardening methods, and talked about the food cost savings of square-foot gardening for your school lunch program. Matthew also walked us through the general construction of a raised bed, and provided tips on building the best raised beds for your school program.

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Growing School Gardens is a professional learning community (PLC) for educators, gardeners, parents, and community volunteers to come together to share information and resources on how to start and maintain a school garden, and integrate it into the curriculum, the life of a school, and the local community.  This program is sponsored by Scotties Trees Rock and co-hosted by edWeb.net, the Edible Schoolyard Project, the National Farm to School Network, and Life Lab.

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