Archives for April 2015

DIY Seed Tape in 5 Easy Steps

Here’s a fantastic little activity that is perfect for the budding little gardeners in your classroom or at home. You’ll have all the materials readily available from home, except perhaps seeds. Excellent spring classroom activity You may have noticed that some plant and vegetable seeds are now available for purchase already embedded in a long […]

Peat Bogs and Marshes Glossary

  Here’s a few glossary terms to get you started for developing a unit on peat bogs, marshes, wetlands, the plants and animals that live there and the importance of conservation. I never thought of “mire” coming from the word “quagmire”, or even that you can use “mire” as a term all by itself. A […]

For Peat’s Sake – Save the Peat Bogs !

When spring is in the air, chances are you start thinking about seed starting. Before you go to the garden centre to stock up on peat pellets, make sure you read this post first. Peat bogs are extremely valuable resources that take centuries to form – yes, centuries. To learn about this fragile ecosystem and […]

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