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City Hall Rooftop Garden-Chicago
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Case Study - Checklist - Fact sheet
Summary: The City of Chicago has done a lot for urban gardening, especially green roofs. This site is a portal to information on the City Hall Rooftop Garden and includes information about the gardening, monitoring the garden's benefits, the construction and design and...
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Cultivating Native Minds in School Gardens
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High
Type: Case Study - Classroom Lessons - List
Summary: Teachers are connecting kids to nature with native plants in the schoolyard.
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Farm to School
Type: Web site
Summary: The National Farm to School Network is a collaborative project with the goal of strengthening and expanding activities in states with existing programs and assisting others that do not yet have programs. As part of their network they provide links to states wi...
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Green Landscaping
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Article/Report - Fact sheet - Powerpoints, videos and virtual tours - Web site
Summary: Resources include proceedings from conferences, conservation and native landscaping awards, natural landscaping alternative slide show, sustainable landscaping slide show, natural lanscaping fact sheets,c ase studies and more. The "Ask The Wizard" answers freq...
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Greenscaping Your Lawn and Garden
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Article/Report
Summary: This 8-page booklet describes simple techniques for reducing the environmental impacts of landscaping on lawn and property by grasscycling, mulching, and composting. Properly managing yard waste not only enhances the environment, but saves money. These suggest...
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How to Grow a School Garden: Lessons Learned
Type: Classroom Games and Activities - Classroom Materials
Summary: A short list of suggestions (probably learned the hard way) of how to increase chances of success with school garden projects.
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Kids Regen Glossary (Gardening)
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High
Type: Glossary
Summary: Non-technical glossary for gardening, healthy soil and food, rain gardening and other related topics.
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Mapping out the Schoolyard: Designing Gardens and Habitats
Grade Level: Pre-K thru Kindergarten - Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Case Study - Checklist - Classroom Games and Activities - Classroom Lessons - Web site
Summary: Suggestions for designing educational gardens and sources for funding small projects can be located at this kids gardening site.Teachers resources are provided taht include stories, activities and news.
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Natural Landscaping Publications
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Article/Report - BiblioResources (Books)
Summary: This partial list of resources focuses on natural landscaping including resources (consultants) and publications appropriate for the Great Lakes region.
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Rain Garden Applications and Simple Calculations Power Point
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Article/Report - Powerpoints, videos and virtual tours - School Projects
Summary: This 16-slide power point presentation shows examples of rain gardens in communities and on residential property as well as some construction and calculations for planning a garden.
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Rain Garden Glossary
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Glossary
Summary: This is a non-technical glossary for rain gardens, including some biodiversity, landscaping and hydrology terminology.
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Rain Garden Network
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Glossary - Web site
Summary: Rain Garden Network is an organization that encourages homeowners to do what they can on their property and in their lives to protect the water quality of our lakes, rivers and streams from pollution and the damage done by stormwater runoff. Through a program...
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Rain Gardens of West Michigan
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Web site
Summary: A project of the West Michigan Environmental Action Council, the Rain Gardens of West Michigan web site provides a wealth of information on rain gardens, as well as step-by-step advice on creating your own rain garden. Benefits of rain gardens include reduced...
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School Ground Greening Guide, Ontario, Designing for Shade and Energy Conservation
Type: Article/Report - Checklist - Manual/Handbook
Summary: This publication is the first in a series of EcoSchools greening guides that promote best practices on school grounds and in the classroom. This presents a five-step process the involves the entire school community. This 90-page resource is designed to help...
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Schoolyard Garden and Habitat Project
Grade Level: High School
Type: Article/Report - Web site
Summary: The Schoolyard Garden and Habitat program serves high school students with specific learning disabilities.
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Shady Rain Garden Plants for Wisconsin
Type: List
Summary: This is an interactive listing of shade tolerant plants appropriate for rain gardens in Wisconsin.
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Water Wise Kids: A Growing Solution to Water Pollution
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High
Type: Classroom Games and Activities - Classroom Lessons - Classroom Materials
Summary: Lessons and activities "invite kids to respect rain, ponder puddles and build healthy gardens to filter filth!" or to create rain gardens.
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