Archive for Category: Kids Grow

trees

Fun Facts About Trees

Trees give people many gifts. They give us shade on a hot summer’s day and a beautiful show of color in the fall. They also provide us with food, medicine, clothing and furniture. Coconut Trees Coconut trees are palms that grow up to 30 feet high. They are known as the ‘tree of...

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trees

Kids Grow: You & the Trees

A great way to get to know trees is to explore your yard, take a walk, or visit a park. Try these activities with the favorite trees you find. Let’s explore the tree’s parts:  BRANCHES are like the tree’s arms. Can you put your own arms near the tree’s branches?...

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farmers

Where would we be without farmers?

March is National Agriculture Month and it’s time to give all the farmers props for what they contribute to our lives every single day. Have you ever spent any time on a farm?  Does your family farm or do you know any farmers?  If you get the chance, go...

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seed balls

Start Thinking of Spring with Seed Balls

Seed balls are small bundles of seeds, clay, and soil or compost.  Seed balls have actually been around since ancient times! They were rediscovered in the 1930s by the Guerilla Gardening movement as a way to introduce vegetation by simply tossing the seed balls (or, on a large scale,...

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ornaments

Holiday Decorations and Ornaments for the Birds!

Hey kids! When you’re getting ready to give holiday goodies to your friends and family, don’t forget about your feathered friends, the birds! In the winter, there is less food for birds to eat, so they’ll really appreciate it if you fill the trees and shrubs around your house...

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compost

STEAM Kids: Compost in a Cup

For the “Compost in a Cup” experiment, we are going to make a mini composting bin in a cup to show the composting process and how composting can reduce food waste and help the environment. Ingredients and supplies: • 16 oz. cup with holes in the bottom • Pair...

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healthier generation

Sprouting a Healthier Generation: Apple Seeds

Lily Scharnhorst, a student at Fayetteville, enjoyed her Apple Seeds experience. “It was really fun,” she said.  “I loved the people teaching it. They were really nice and helped you understand what was happening. In the program they taught us all about food and how to cook it, cut...

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