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Digging In The Dirt

Celebrating Our 6th Year of Schoolyard Gardening

What's in the Garden
Certified Naturally Grown
2015 AtlantiCare Grant
2013 White House Kitchen
2011 NJSBA Award
2010 GoGreen Grant
2009 NJDHSS Award
Watch Us Grow
Phase 1 Schoolyard Garden
Phase 2 Fitness Clusters
Phase 3 Rain Gardens
Garden Based Lesson Plans
Curriculum Connectors
Resources
About Us
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What's in the Garden?
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Please join us on Mondays at the Surf City Farmers Market, we will be there from 9:30 a.m. until 11:00 a.m.
Thank you for supporting schoolyard gardening and garden-based learning.






Our New Garden Fence and Gate are installed.
Thank You for your generous support.

Seed Sale Success!


This year our students raised $69.50 from their seed sale.
Sunflower and Marigold seed collected from the EJ Garden
were packaged in envelopes created by our students from recycled paper. 
These funds will help the garden to purchase plants for the Summer.


Grade 2 link the Seed Sale in Social Studies while working on
a Producer/Production/Product/Consumer lesson.


Spring Veggies & Berries are Ready
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Click HERE to view our Time Lapse Cam showing SNAP PEAS !


Magic "e" Garden of Phonics
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Like this idea? click here for word list and worksheets.



SPRING IS IN THE AIR ... CLICK HERE FOR OUR GARDEN PLAN.

SPRING 2016
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SandPaper Article "Celebration of the Brussels Sprouts"

    
BRUSSELS SPROUTS COOK-OFF 2016
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The students at the EJ School welcomed the New Year with a New Veggie celebration. 
On Friday, January 8th we tried Brussels Sprouts that the students grew and harvested from
our award winning Schoolyard Garden.
We had 3 great local Chefs visit our school and cook the sprouts for us.
Thank you Chef Vaughan, Chef Pellagrino and Chef Walski!
After the students tasted the sprouts, the students voted for the best sprout creation along with
our star studded Panel of Judges: Mrs. Miller, Mrs. Bott, Dr. Kopack and Mrs. Begonia.
The winner is ... Brussels Sprout Chips prepared by Chef Vaughan.
A fun and educational time was enjoyed by all!

Kindergarten Science Curriculum
Grade 1 Science Curriculum
Grade 2 Science Curriculum

What is NexGen?
Through a collaborative, state-led process, new K-12 science standards were developed that are rich in content and practice and arranged in a coherent manner across disciplines and grades to provide all students an internationally bench marked science education. The Next Generation Science Standards are based on the Framework for K-12 Science Education developed by the National Research Council.

Did you say Technology in the Garden?





Our Garlic is planted and ready for a long winter's nap!







Did You Say Kids like Brussels Sprouts ?


By combining Brussels Sprouts, Sweet Potato and Apples into a delightful
 SuperFood dipping sauce packed with Vitamin A & K ...
Our Students gave 3 cheers for ... Brussels Sprouts !

SandPaper Article

               

                     
          
          Thank You AtlantiCare and FoodCorps for visiting our classroom. The EJ Garden will be harvesting Brussels Sprouts in November.
  


Autumn Happenings
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WELCOME BACK-2-SCHOOL
and 17 pounds of GARLIC with Salsa ingredients!





Gardening is a way of showing that


you believe in tomorrow.
- Author Unknown

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