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Instead of visiting a farm or opening textbooks, kindergarten students at Howard Elementary are learning about life cycles, animal behavior and communication from two chickens. Blue and Andrea, the two classroom chickens, are about 4 years old — a little too old to lay eggs. The pair was rather tame around the tiny humans who formed a semicircle around their pen Monday in the name of research.
Gardening is, for many, a passion to be indulged in on weeknights and weekends — a solace from the day-to-day work world. But for 11 schoolteachers this past week, gardening was something to study up on — with the goal of creating some lesson plans and passing their new knowledge on to their future students. The educators gathered outside Camas Ridge Elementary School in south Eugene to get their hands dirty in a bucket of worms, learn about soil erosion, and identify plants and animals ofte...
An All-Volunteer Squad Of Farmers Is Turning Florida Lawns Into Food
Rows of greens grow on the front yard of Gary Henderson's house. He's one of a handful of homeowners in Orlando, Fla., who've given up their lawn to Fleet Farming. Once "you realize that you can eat your lawn, I think it makes a whole lot of sense," Henderson says.