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Growing Microgreens at Home or in the Classroom

What are Microgreens? “Microgreens” are small leafy vegetables or herbs harvested just as true leaves begin to form. Microgreens or “vegetable confetti” taste delicious and can be added to...

Making Luffa Soap

Soak luffas in a solution of 10 parts water and 1 part bleach until clean. Slice whole luffas into rounds approximately 1 – 1 ½ inches thick. Using a serrated knife, carefully cut melt and pour soap...

Making Luffa Soap

In an earlier blog post, we discovered how easy it is to grow luffas. Making soap from luffas is a fun and easy craft project for all ages. The finished soap scrubbers can be used in the tub,...

Indoor Plants for the Classroom

Growing plants in the classroom can provide a wealth of benefits for students and educators. Indoor plants have been linked to improved concentration and memory as well as a reduction in stress....

If They Grow It, They Will Eat It!

Convincing children to eat their veggies may sound like an impossible task, but a research study conducted by Parmer, et al. found that “second graders who participated in school gardening as part...

Growing Luffa

Luffas have magical appeal to kids, so growing luffa can be an exciting family or classroom project for your summer garden. Also known as dishcloth gourds or vegetable sponges, luffa are actually...

Growing Microgreens

Gardening is a great family activity but with today’s hectic schedules it’s hard to find time for a garden. Growing microgreens is a fast and tasty way to grow veggies with the entire family. The...

Leopard Plant

Leopard plant is an evergreen, clump-forming perennial that is widely sought for use in landscapes and containers. This somewhat under-utilized plant offers both stunning foliage and bright yellow...

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