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An Extra Push: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 10.20.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Every day, along with 40 other daily givers, I have the privilege of making seed grants to up and coming social change leaders around the world. Our t...

How to Be a STAR Teacher

Maria Rodale | Posted 10.12.2014 | Education
Maria Rodale

STAR Program students in the garden. by Chelsey Simpson, communications manager for the National Farm to School Network As students across the coun...

Why We Need to Make School Lunches Healthier

Maria Rodale | Posted 08.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Deirdre Imus, author and environmental health advocate For some reason that I'll probably never understand, first lady Michelle Obam...

Our Favorite Recipes from The Edible Schoolyard

Maria Rodale | Posted 07.06.2014 | Home
Maria Rodale

The Edible Schoolyard in Berkeley is a one-acre organic garden and kitchen classroom in Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School.

5 Things The Girl Scouts Can Do To Step Up Their Food Game

Cathy Erway | Posted 04.04.2014 | Home
Cathy Erway

Might this affect whom the Girl Scouts partner with and how they run their operations? Maybe. Either way, the troops would be better informed about the cookies they're selling (and eating).

So What Can Parents Do To Encourage Healthy Eating In Their Children?

Danielle Nierenberg | Posted 05.26.2014 | Home
Danielle Nierenberg

It's not enough to get kids to eat their vegetables. Children with strict parents are more likely to be overweight, a new study has claimed. This wa...

Organic Gardening's Going to School

Maria Rodale | Posted 04.15.2014 | Green
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Ethne Clarke, editor-in-chief, Organic Gardening Within the past few weeks, organicgardening.com did something even more amazing t...

Fifty Shades of Sunflowers: Teen Garden Club Says No Way to Grey Walls

Annie Spiegelman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Annie Spiegelman

These students are my superheroes. Nothing deters them. Worms, spiders, muddy shoes, hard dirt? No problem.

What's the Real School Lunch News? 31+ Million American Children Get More Vegetables Every Day

Dayle Hayes, MS, RD | Posted 11.23.2013 | Impact
Dayle Hayes, MS, RD

Where have these school lunch critics been? Clearly not dining in the districts that are featuring produce from schools gardens -- and school farms.

School Garden Resiliency: Expanding the Sustainability Curriculum at Kaimuki Middle School

Sarah Leone | Posted 11.02.2013 | Hawaii
Sarah Leone

I teach sustainability at Kaimuki Middle School. Welcome to my classroom.

BMI Report Cards: More Harm Than Good?

Dayle Hayes, MS, RD | Posted 10.23.2013 | Parents
Dayle Hayes, MS, RD

If expending limited school resources on BMI notifications is unnecessary, likely ineffective and may cause harm, what can parents do?

Germinating Young Minds

Maria Cerretani | Posted 05.22.2013 | New York
Maria Cerretani

Because food is such a personal and sometimes sensitive subject and schools serve children from a myriad of backgrounds, we support the teachers who want to incorporate a good food curriculum into their classrooms and assist them in achieving that goal.

The State of a City: Building a Community Garden in Bridgeport

Leah Mayor | Posted 03.16.2013 | Green
Leah Mayor

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has." - Margaret Mea...

The Dirt Diva's Holiday Guide: Gifts for Gardeners

Annie Spiegelman | Posted 02.10.2013 | Green
Annie Spiegelman

Many of these gift ideas helped me on my path to front yard sustainability. If you've got a hortiholic on your holiday gift list, read on! You're about to score some extra credit points with them -- and with Mother Nature.

A Future for School Gardens

Zester Daily | Posted 01.12.2013 | Home
Zester Daily

Kimbal Musk has an audacious plan to destroy America's appetite for junk food. His big idea? Plastic.

Bee Deviled: Scientists No Longer Bumbling Over Cause Of Colony Collapse Disorder

Annie Spiegelman | Posted 11.19.2012 | Green
Annie Spiegelman

If you're not a huge fan of the bee, why should their rapidly reducing population matter to you? Well, if you like to eat food, you should be concerned. Besides gathering nectar to produce honey, bees pollinate agricultural crops, home gardens, orchards and wildlife habitat.

Gardens Blooming At Schools Teach Nutrition, Science

AP | JAMIE STENGLE | Posted 08.21.2012 | Education

DALLAS -- Gathered in the large garden behind an elementary school here, a group of kindergartners watched as their teacher snipped some basil, let th...

DPS Goes Green With Gardens At 45 Schools

The Huffington Post | David Sands | Posted 04.24.2012 | Detroit

The Detroit Public Schools system has experimented with using gardening in the lesson plans of individual schools for over a decade. Now, with the hel...

Starwood Hotels and Resorts Donates 2300 Organic Apple Trees to Bay Area Schools

Annie Spiegelman | Posted 05.06.2012 | Green
Annie Spiegelman

The trees will allow children in the San Francisco Bay Area to have access to local organic heirloom apples every fall, along with the opportunity to teach them about heirloom varieties and the different flavor of each tree.

The Spark Behind the California Right to Know Genetically Engineered Food Act of 2012

Annie Spiegelman | Posted 04.18.2012 | Home
Annie Spiegelman

Not sure exactly what genetically modified or engineered foods are? Well, fasten your seat belt folks, 'cause it's a bumpy ride.

Five School Programs Feeding America's Children

Danielle Nierenberg | Posted 03.26.2012 | Education
Danielle Nierenberg

Beyond the traditional lessons on reading, writing, and math, schools across America are now teaching their students about another crucially important subject that will build the foundation for the rest of their lives: nutrition.

12 Holiday Gifts for Gardeners

Annie Spiegelman | Posted 02.15.2012 | Green
Annie Spiegelman

It's wintertime, but that doesn't stop us hortiholics from daydreaming about next spring's garden and everything flowery.

A Tree Grows in Harlem

Alex Budman | Posted 11.28.2011 | Impact
Alex Budman

In the Harlem Grown garden, children gain a respect for nature and the environment. They study about earth sciences and insects, gaining insight into the fundamentals of nature.

Growth, Interrupted: Teen Moms Fight to Save Innovative School (and Farm)

Leslie Hatfield | Posted 08.15.2011 | Green
Leslie Hatfield

The fate of an innovative Detroit high school where parenting teens can bring their kids to school for high quality early childhood education, and farmwork is integrated into the curriculum, is all but sealed. But they're not going down without a fight.

Composting in California: Come Get your Bag O' Crap!

Annie Spiegelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Annie Spiegelman

Well, now I can add "interviewed a crap farmer" to my esteemed resume, while checking it off my bucket list. My parents will be so proud.