School Garden Basics

The school garden basics resources archive offer tips for teaching outside the classroom, cool plant facts for kids, how to build a bug hotel and more.

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Cool Plants Facts For Kids

Learning in a garden offers a wide range of multi-sensory experiences and practical knowledge building. Gardening with kids keeps me tuned in to the lesser

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Pollinator Gardens

How To Plant A Butterfly Garden

Butterfly gardens are rich in educational opportunities and aesthetic functionality. Depending on where you live, you can attract and support butterfly migration corridors with selected

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Outdoor Classroom Set Up

How to Build a Bug Hotel

Bug hotels are an essential addition to any garden, and particularly a children’s garden. There are really only two reasons to build them. One is

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Places to Play: Terra Nova Playground

If you are looking for some room to play, then get on over to Richmond’s Terra Nova playground! The playground is an extension of the Terra Nova Rural Park and thoughtfully designed by Hapa Collaborative. The

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If play is truly the work of the child, then dress up play must be the ultimate job description! Imaginative, fantasy play is achievable when just a few props are

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One of my favourite Halloween math activities in the outdoor classroom this time of year is pumpkin math. If you’ve grown your own pumpkins during the summer and fall in

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