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A school garden takes shape

*continued from an earlier post: “In the beginning, there was . . . gravel and sand” Unlike many educators who start a school garden, I’m not a horticulturalist or science teacher— my only professional experience in this field is a summer of landscaping work right after high school, which consisted mainly of planting trees and lots of pansies, laying sod and shoveling fill dirt, and digging trenches and laying PVC for irrigation systems. No, my background in gardening – now fashionably dubbed “urban agriculture” – is purely DIY. These localized practices were commonplace back in… Read more A school garden takes shape