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Published in 2016
The USDA's Farm to School Program has produced School Gardens: Using Gardens to Grow Healthy Habits in Cafeterias, Classrooms, and Communities, a document that provides a brief overview of the benefits and educational uses of school gardens. It includes links to successful school garden programs and...
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Photostream and albums from the United States Department of Agriculture
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This image gallery is provided as a complimentary source of high-quality digital photographs available from the Agricultural Research Service Information Staff. Image Gallery categories include Animals, Crops, Field Research, Food, Insects, Lab Research, People, Photo Illustrations, Plants, and...
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This site allows students to access information about their local soils. Students can see how healthy their soil is, and what that land is useful for (urban development, wetland conservation, waste management sites, forested area, etc). Web Soil Survey (WSS) provides soil data and information...
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Maps and Visualizations Teaching Media
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"Believe it or not, there are a lot of interesting facts about healthy soil. These informative graphics provide a glimpse of just some of those secrets -, and newspaper and magazine editors are encouraged to download and publish these graphics (royalty-free) to help their readers """"""""Unlock the...
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Jeff Raska, a school garden specialist with the AgriLife Extension in Texas, works with numerous programs and offers practical advice to schools establishing a school garden. In a recent post on the USDA blog, Raska discusses why it's important to have a strong school garden committee to maintain a...
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Outreach Programs School-based Outreach Programs
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Sci4Kids offers a series of stories about agricultural research conducted at USDA.
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Soil science career information; resources
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