Food and Health: Earthbox Kids

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Earthboxes provide a great opportunity to grow vegetables without a garden. These wheeled growing boxes come complete with fertilizer, dolomite and two germination covers. They are perfect for cultivating vegetables, herbs and flowers wherever it is otherwise impossible to till the soil. They set up easily and are suitable for both indoor and outdoor planting.

The Earthbox Kids project uses Earthboxes to help students, their parents and teachers experience a full garden cycle, from seed to harvest. Interest generated by Earthbox Kids will encourage people to begin conventional community gardens and to increase their consumption of fresh produce.
Earthboxes in Alberta Schools

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Funding for Your School
    Lowe's Toolbox for Education - Application deadline January 31
    Searching for funding for your outdoor classroom, schoolyard garden, or school greening project? Lowe's donates $5 million to public schools and public school parent teacher groups at more than 1,000 public schools every school year.

    The NEA Foundation - Nickelodeon Big Help Grants - Application deadline February 1
    The Big Help Grants program aims to develop a sense of global awareness in 21st century students that will encourage and enable them to make a difference in their world. Funding is available in the form of Student Achievement Grants to K-8 public school educators.

    Other funders for Alberta Schools
    Our interactive Guide to Growing School Gardens in Alberta is a practical, teacher-tested manual to help anyone grow a successful classroom or schoolground garden. It features a thorough listing of curriculum connections, lesson plans and excellent horticultural information.

    Vegetable crop overview - information regarding germination temperature, seed depth, approximate days to harvest maturity, etc. for the vegetables you want to plant in your earthbox.
For more information about the content of this document, contact Kerry Engel.
This document is maintained by Cherril Guennewig.
This information published to the web on June 28, 2010.
Last Reviewed/Revised on August 31, 2012.