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Friday, 24 September 2010

Plastic Bottle Greenhouse

Thanks to Isaac Newton Primary school in Grantham for sending me photographs and information about how they built their own greenhouse from plastic bottles.

To read more click here

Don't forget I'd really love to receive information about your school gardening project

Saturday, 18 September 2010

Studying the weather

Studying the weather is an ideal project for linking to gardening activities as the weather conditions and climate very much affect how we garden and what we grow.

A study of the weather also provides real life opportunities for the pupils to study and create charts and graphs.

In our garden we have set up a weather station that feeds information to our computer. Data has been collected since October 2009 and so almost covers a full year. The charts and type of station used has changed during this time as we continue to learn and improve.

If you study the weather then you may like to check the following:

The Green Lane Weather Diary this is updated daily wherever possible and includes short comments on how the weather is affecting our gardening.

The weather station sends real time information to this web page. On most days this is updated every 15 minutes - although at times when we are unable to leave our computer connected to the internet this feature will be suspened.

Monthly weather summaries are also provided on our web site from this link

Most of the charts can be viewed at full size by clicking on the images. If there is other types of information that would prove useful then please post a comment and if possible we will try and help.

Saturday, 4 September 2010

Welcome back

I hope all of you who work in schools had a great summer break and hope that your new school year gets off to a good start.

I also hope that your school garden has survived your absence, that the weeds haven't grown too high and that you still have some fruit and vegetables left worth harvesting.

Gardening tasks for September are listed on my website here

Also do please consider sending me some information about your school gardning activities to add to my example pages here