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Success With School Gardens,
How to Create a Learning Oasis in the Desert

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Key Components:

  • Contains valuable resources to help manage and maintain your school garden. Shows how to gain support, labor, materials, and funding from administrators, volunteers, parents, and the community.

  • Loaded with everything you need to know to successfully grow vegetables, flowers, and herbs in the desert. Guides you every step of the way, from initial planning to harvest. Geared specifically to an arid Southwestern climate.

  • The Appendices contain references for school and desert gardening, online information, seed and garden supplies, educational and technical assistance, and grant and funding sources. Planting calendars and plant problem diagnosis charts are also included.

    Here's What Educators are Saying:


    Author Profiles

    Linda A. Guy is a member of the Arizona Herb Association and the International Aromatherapy and Herb Association. Her gardening interests include growing herbs and studying their use in herbal remedies. She assists with garden and landscape projects at her children's school.

    Cathy Cromell is an Instructional Specialist at the University of Arizona Maricopa County Cooperative Extension in Phoenix. She practices organic gardening and is a certified Master Entomologist and Master Composter. Her background is in publishing.

    Lucy K. Bradley is the Urban Horticulture Agent for the University of Arizona Maricopa County Cooperative Extension in Phoenix. She is responsible for school gardens, community gardens, the Master Gardener program and other urban gardening programs. Previously, Lucy coordinated the Phoenix Coalition for Youth and Families, working with public agencies, non-profits and schools to address the needs of inner-city children.

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