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Ask Farmer Tim | February 2018

Dear Farmer Tim, I’m an avid gardener and I love leafy greens! It’s too cold right now to grow greens in my garden, but there are still plenty of leafy greens in the grocery store, even some local ones? Where do these leafy greens come from and can some of them actually be local? Sincerely, […]


Garden Grant Round-Up | February 2018

Current Grant Opportunities: The fourth annual national Carton 2 Garden Contest, sponsored by Evergreen Packaging, has arrived! Open to public and private schools, contest winners will be selected based on their implementation of an innovative garden creation featuring creative and sustainable uses for repurposed milk and juice cartons. Spring 2018 Carton 2 Garden Entry Forms must […]


We love BIG GREEN recipes!

In the spirit of Big Green, we wanted to share some simple recipes that highlight the most nutrient dense foods of all: greens!! We’ve provided three BIG GREEN recipes your enjoyment!! Arugula, Carrot, & Chickpea Salad with Wheat Berries  – Looking for a great lunch salad that packs a whole meal into one plate? This salad […]


Why I Want to Bring #RealFood to 100,000 Schools Across America

American children are being fed processed, nutrient-poor food that leaves them starving and obese at the same time.  Our food system is destroying their growing bodies and minds. With an estimated $63.5 trillion in total private wealth, America is more wealthy than any other country in the world. Yet our children are bearing the burden […]


Ask Farmer Tim | January 2018

Dear Farmer Tim, I am planning on harvesting winter squash with my students, but I am not sure how to know when it’s ready. What can I look for? How do I store it after I harvest, and for how long? Sincerely, Squash Storer ___ Dear Squash Storer, Great question! If you haven’t yet had […]