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Sioux Falls Christian students build teaching garden for hands-on learning

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Jeremy Roberts’ senior plant science class partnered with Ground Works and SD Agriculture in the Classroom to build teaching garden boxes behind Sioux Falls Christian High School on Tuesday morning.

The students laid wooden boards, screwed them into formation and filled the newly created boxes with compost. This garden will be a tool for active learning for the rest of the year.

“A teaching garden is different than a community garden in that you’re linking all of the educational pieces of their STEM day or their language arts or history to this garden, so it’s literally a living laboratory,” said Cindy Heidelberger Larson, Ground Works associate executive director.

By letting students get involved in every step of the process, from construction to harvest, they can practice what they’re learning in real time. 

“You’ve got problem solving, you’ve got communication skills happening

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Free Range on Food: Learning to cook, Passover, taking control of the kitchen, this week’s recipes and more!

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It’s spring and so even with all the stress and sorrow over the coronavirus pandemic, we look forward to precious holidays, buds and blooms.

How are you celebrating Passover and Easter this year? Are you going to gather with family and friends on Facebook, through Zoom?

Food writer Susan Barocas, who is joining us for the chat today, plans to that. And she offers a few variations on favorite Passover dishes, such as a vegetarian matzoh ball soup, a nut-free haroset and a delicious herby kuku, for a year that will be less than traditional

Even if you’re enjoying the meal with your small household, your brisket is a great idea because you can enjoy the leftovers throughout the holiday. Try Ellie Krieger’s terrifically tender recipe. Ellie also is joining us for the chat.

Eggs are a big part of both Passover and Easter celebrations. If you can get your

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Pattern – Learning the Basics

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Learn, Garden & Reflect with Cornell Garden-Based Learning

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In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the “JUST  PLANT IT, NY!” campaign is making free and available to the public resources from the CCE Master Gardener Volunteer program and Cornell Garden-Based Learning program for new vegetable gardeners, with time and access to seeds, soil and a few low-budget tools!

Do you have a college student home from school that needs something to do, or a school aged child going stir crazy?  Put their energy and yours into starting a garden for physical, mental and environmental health with the following resources, and know we are growing through this together!

Beginning Vegetable Gardening Resources [3 pgs]

FAQs Vegetable Gardening [3 pgs]

Factsheet Indoor Vegetable Seed Starting [2 pgs]

Blog Posts – Beginning Vegetable Gardening with Steve Reiners

 

About Cornell Garden-Based Learning

Our mission is to provide educators with inspiring, research-based gardening resources and professional development to support engaging, empowering, and relevant learning

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Line – Learning the Basics

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Introduction to Line in Interior Design

• Horizontal Lines: Weighty, secure, restful, stabilizing.

Horizontal lines suggest a solid, harmonious relationship with the Earth; this gives a stabilizing, peaceful harmonious effect to window treatments for example. When found in a connecting architectural detail such as mouldings, horizontal lines provide a smooth transition between rooms or areas. If they lead to a focal point, they help to emphasize it.

Too many horizontal lines in an interior may become boring and lack visual interest. Horizontal lines make a room appear wider or longer.

• Vertical Lines: Lofty, solid, formal, imposing, restrained. 

Vertical lines lift the eye upward and make windows, and sometimes, entire interiors, appear taller or higher. They have the ability to lift the mind and the spirit as well. As such, vertical lines are purposeful tools for architects and designers of churches and public buildings because they inspire

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