Welcome to the School Gardens blog!

Hi there, and welcome to our School Gardens Blog!

This blog is where we’ll all be able to post and converse about our experiences in the gardens.   This could be anything from an anecdote to a lesson plan, a photo or some of your favorite moments in the garden.  In this post we’re going to walk you through the process of signing up for a wordpress account, posting on the blog, and adding comments to things posted by others.  These instructions will remain online, so you’ll be able to return to this by visiting this blog at home.

The first thing you need to do is make an account.  Go to wordpress.com and click “sign up now”.  Type in a username, password and email, check that you agree to the legal terms, and select the option to be given only a username rather than a username and a blog (unless, of course, you want to start your own blog).  Click “next”.

On the next page you’ll have a chance to update your profile.  Please include your name, and a bit about yourself if you’d like.  When you’re done, click “save profile”.

Now, an email has been sent to you confirming your account.  Click the activation link in the email.  Now, you’ll be able to log in to WordPress!

Now, before you can begin posting, you’ll have to add a comment including your email address to this post.  The comment box is right below the bottom of this post.  Once we recieve your comment, we’ll add you as an author to this blog; this will allow you to make posts in the future.   After that, we’ll delete the comment and your email will no longer be posted publicly.

After you’ve commented and we’ve approved you as an author on this blog, you’ll be all set to add posts by going to wordpress.com and clicking “New Post” at the top of the page.   Enter an accurate title and description for the post, and make sure to choose an appropriate category from the right-hand side of your screen.  When you’re finished, click “publish”.

Lastly, you’ll want to subscribe to this blog.  Subscribing allows you to receive email notification of postings from administrators, teachers and GEMs.

Thanks, we look forward to working with you!  If you have any questions, leave a comment here.

School Gardens Blog Moderator

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12 thoughts on “Welcome to the School Gardens blog!

  1. I am so excited to be one of the first posts to the s’Cool Garden network. I look forward to comments, ideas, questions and suggestions to grow our program.

    Trish Stone-Damen
    Program Coordinator
    s’Cool Gardens Program

  2. So glad to be a part of the S’cool Gardens program. In my first week of work I have seen so much enthusiasm from students, parents, and teachers. “The Girl Who Doesn’t Eat Fruits of Veggies” exclaimed “I love these!!,” about cucumbers freshly harvested and chopped from the garden. I cannot pull them away from the tomatoes. They insisted I cut open the paddy pan squash, and proceeded to eat the HUGE (12″ diameter) squash RAW from the vine. They fight over who gets to take the harvest home. When we plant, I notice some kids pocketing the seeds, and when I ask them why, it’s “to plant in their gardens at home”. It’s revolutionary. It’s beautiful. I am so grateful to facilitate this learning.

  3. This is great! I enjoy hearing what others have going on in their gardens. We recently harvested radishes and the children really loved them. Our peas are just about ready to eat. The children love our worm box and check the garden daily to see what is happening. Our strawberries have some flowers now you know what that means.
    Take care and have fun!
    Linda
    Kindergarten

  4. ready to get my post on

  5. I’m excited to learn about how gardens are being implemented at other schools. We’ve been puttering about in our garden for two years. It’s really exciting to now be involved with s’Cool Gardens and have new energy and support! Our new outdoor classroom is a hit with our kids. Our fifth grade is leading the charge, but we hope to bring in other grade levels. Right now we have a gardening class one day a week and on another day the garden is open during recess and lunch for any student to come lend a hand. So far our harvest has included enough lettuce for a massive and wonderful salad tossed right there immediately after the kids harvested. We’ve also planted citrus trees, and to celebrate we juiced oranges and drank fresh squeezed OJ. A huge hit when we did a taste test between fresh juice and Sunny D!
    Enjoying the dirt,
    Kelly
    Fifth Grade

  6. I’m ready to post! Please add me to the blog 🙂

  7. Kathi’s Blog coming soon! Attempting to Blog with Lauren’s help tomorrow! Don’t miss out!

  8. kellyanncampbell

    Ready to post please!

  9. Hi
    I think I am ready to blog!
    Do I need an approval
    to become an author?

  10. Entering the blog world for s’Cool Gardens…Thanks for pushing me into modern day technology/communications!

  11. Here I am to blog away~

  12. Please add me to this

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