Every School Needs A Garden (Kermit’s Team)

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By Leslie(Leslie)

Second in a series from old Organic Gardening Magazines. My father was cleaning out his night stand and found a stack of 1973 OG magazines. Knowing I was into that sort of thing, gave them to me to read. Now, it takes me quite some time …
Kermit’s Team

Every School Needs A Garden
Join the 1973 effort to put a garden into every schoolyard – starting with the one in your own neighborhood

By Jerome Goldstein

Last spring, students at the Helen Keller Junior High in Royal Oak, Michigan, planned and planted a 20×25 foot garden in the school courtyard after a series of organic gardening sessions. With the help of teacher Ronald Canton, they planted radishes, lettuce, peas, gourds and pumpkins. We had so big a harvest that 40 students took food home and we still had enough to distribute to teachers,” reports Canton.

Environmental education specialists Bud Souders and Tom Fegely of East Penn School District in Emmaus PA, used the nearby Organic Gardening Experimental Farm as an outdoor classroom to get youngsters personally involved in compost-making and gardening.

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Willem Van Cotthem

Honorary Professor of Botany, University of Ghent (Belgium). Scientific Consultant for Desertification and Sustainable Development.