Worm model for school

Model of a Red Wiggler Worm

I love composting with red wiggler worms. I started many years ago and have brought them with me when I moved. I've given away...

The Crazy Things You Can Compost

Wowza - you've probably got a bunch of this stuff hanging around your house. Once used, it can be composted into soil amendment!  Top...

Graduation Cap Cupcakes

Bake your favorite cupcakes. Use school colors for the icing on top. For the graduation cap, use mini peanut butter cups. Small graham cracker squares...
dinosaur math problems

Dinosaur Math Word Problems for 2nd Grader

If you like to play school or home school your children, customizing some of the worksheets can make a lesson FUN! Incorporate their interests...
how to make fish emulsion fertilizer

Homemade Fish Fertilizer Improves Celery at School

SCHOOL GARDEN UPDATE: We tested a simple "fish tea" solution on half of our celery starts at school and we were impressed with the...
growing in raised garden beds

Interviews with Cindy Rajhel of Home Grown Fun

Host Mike Podlesny of the Vegetable Gardening Podcast talks with Cindy about innovative school gardens and making your own fertilizers and soil amendments. Host Dave...
ladybug facts for kids

Fun Facts About Ladybugs

"Hi, I'm actually a lady beetle, not a bug. I chew my food instead of sucking it up. When something threatens me, I ooze...
Garden Idea Book

10 Fun Garden Ideas for Home, School and Community

1. Create Garden-Inspired Gifts 2. Grow Historical Plants

Our Favorite Children’s Books

Over the years we've accumulated a nice list of our favorite books. As of Spring of 2011, our oldest daughter is almost 8 years...
Helicopter parenting at school

Helicopter Gardening

It was a balmy spring morning in a Southern California coastal community and tiny streams of leftover rainwater make their way around weed bumps...
Printable seed envelope template

FREE Seed Envelope Template

You can make your own seed packets with just about anything including sticky notes, scrap paper and old seed catalogs! Think about printing your own!...