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Feb

27

“Self-watering’ Containers made easy!

Like growing your own plants, but always forget to water!? Try making a “self-watering” container out of a recycled 2-liter bottle. READY students tried their hand at this design today with Josephine, our Program Coordinator. You will need an empty 2-L bottle, a knife, 1 sheet of newspaper, some twine, and a drill to assemble […]

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Feb

11

Season Extension starts at R.E.A.D.Y

Aaron Higley, R.E.A.D.Y Program teacher, was very excited to receive a new indoor hydroponic tower in his classroom this semester. Higley, and Program Coordinator, Jospehine Tritsch are co-teaching a new Horticulture class this semester. The students have engaged in various ways, helping to construct the tower and monitoring the process of growth. They are learning […]

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Feb

10

‘Establishing Boundaries for Growing’

Prosperity Gardens teamed up with Professor Mark Taylor and his architecture graduate students this semester to research and develop site plans for Prosperity Gardens’ expansion project in the Beardsley Park neighborhood. Students first spent time with Professor Sam Wortman, from the soil sciences department, learning more about urban agriculture and sharing the challenges that come […]

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