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Entries for 2011 (54)
Dec 5, 2011
A feast of Thanksgiving
Kid Power, Inc.  2011 "I Can Grow" Youth Garden Award Winner
Each year Kid Power hosts a Thanksgiving dinner for our students and their families and also sends home all the ingredients for a feast for some our neediest families. This year we were proud to serve....

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Nov 22, 2011
Budding gardeners
Kid Power, Inc.  2011 "I Can Grow" Youth Garden Award Winner
October was a month of realization for our team of Kid Power Jr. Gardeners. After a full month of Veggie Time Lessons, our students have learned what 5 things plants need, how to properly water a g....

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Nov 3, 2011
Storing fruits and vegetables
Burpee  Edible Gardening Team Members
Families are tossing out about 14% of all food they bring into the home, according to research at the University of Arizona. That’s an average of 470 pounds of food per year! Fresh fruits and....

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Oct 25, 2011
Applications now open for 2012 "I Can Grow" Youth Garden Award
Burpee  Edible Gardening Team Members
Calling all school and community gardens! Burpee is now accepting applications for its 2012 “I Can Grow” Youth Garden Award. This special program provides vegetables, herbs and other gar....

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Oct 21, 2011
Service through gardening
Kid Power, Inc.  2011 "I Can Grow" Youth Garden Award Winner
As September came to a close, Kid Power celebrated the arrival of Autumn by participating in DC Public School’s “School Garden Week.” We had events planned at six of our sites such....

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Oct 7, 2011
A plentiful summer harvest
Kid Power, Inc.  2011 "I Can Grow" Youth Garden Award Winner
Kid Power's Veggie Time Gardens have flourished yielding thousands of tomatoes, zucchini, watermelons, cantaloupes, beans and basil. Thanks to Burpee Home Gardens we have been able to participate in....

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Oct 5, 2011
This garden visitor has decided to stay
West End IB World School  2011 "I Can Grow" Youth Garden Award Winner
This summer we’ve had students, parents and teachers help maintain the garden, which was not an easy task with the extreme heat and dry weather we’ve experienced over the hot summer break.....

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Sep 29, 2011
Herb Butter: Another way to preserve garden flavor
Theresa Loe  Associate Producer | Growing A Greener World
There are several ways to preserve the flavors of herbs through winter. One of my favorites is to create flavorful herb butters and store them in my freezer. Butters are a simple way to add flavor while....

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Sep 23, 2011
Using your herb harvest in sweet peppermint tea
Theresa Loe  Associate Producer | Growing A Greener World
I don’t know about your neck of the woods, but it is still hot here in Los Angeles and my peppermint loves it! In fact, I have an over abundant crop right now! To keep it going strong, I harvest....

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Sep 21, 2011
Life finds a way
Erin Etheridge  Burpee Home Gardens Guest Blogger
Jeff Goldblum once said, “Life…uh…finds a way.” When he said it he was talking about genetically engineered female dinosaurs whose DNA was extracted from an ancient mosquito....

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