Taking Care of the Soil

Soil & Soil Health Workshop Recording Principles of Soil Health How to Make and Nourish your own Soil How to help your soil retain more water Places to Buy Seeds Soil Contamination Testing Logan Labs | Send them samples, and they will send you results. Soil testing is an important part of creating a healthy […]

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Resources for Educators

Resources For Educators Chicago Public School Garden Guides Common Threads Pilot Light USDA – Grow It, Try It, Like It Big Green Kids Garden Community Keep Growing Detroit CPS Garden Planting Guides Planning models for school gardens and features plants that are appropriate for the Chicago growing season. PDF Version CPS School Garden Toolkit Provides […]

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Roots Watering Hole Podcast

Roots Watering Hole will be producing podcasts for multiple purposes – One track is a monthly gardening education and food literacy series co-hosted by Orrin Williams the Food Systems Coordinator at the University of Illinois at Chicago and soil scientist Dr. Akilah Martin. The second track is devoted to independent content created by Orrin Williams […]

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Chicago Grows Food Grow Kit

WELCOME TO YOUR GROW KIT What’s Included Setting up Conduct a sunlight analysis for your space to help you decide where to place your plant. Plant seeds. Water your plant. If you are growing inside: Place a plate or plastic container under your grow bag so that it does not leak water. Watering Watering https://youtu.be/Ou11H11TX_k […]

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Resources for Families & Students

For Families Activities at Home via Big Green at Home Small Bites on Demand via Common Threads | Common Threads is offering FREE on-demand (self-paced) Small Bites lessons for elementary school-age children! For Students Activities at Home via Big Green at Home Common Bytes via Common Threads Recipes, games, nutrition lessons and other resources for learning about cooking healthy foods! Small Bites on Demand via Common […]

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