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Phoenix School Learning Garden is focused on teaching students agricultural practices with hands-on experiences. Through this blog we hope to educate others and also learn from community members through discussions.

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May 2015

Marigold and Tomato’s Companionship

Today we planted some marigold and tomato plants in the same bed. I was unsure why this is such an important companionship until i did some research. Although many of the “myths” about marigolds have been proven wrong by science they HAVE been proven to protect against nematodes. This is a good thing because Plant-attacking nematodes reduce plant vigor, stunt growth, and cause death.

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Eastwood Trip

Yesterday the garden instructor and a student took a trip to Eastwood Elementary School to teach some of the fifth grade students about Bio-char and its effects on an experiment we are currently conducting.

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We are conducting an experiment on lemon basil plants where we have 20 plants half with bio-char and half without. We are studying the effects on growth and moisture levels. The Eastwood fifth graders where taught about the general effects of bio-char, how to make it and our findings in this experiment. 

planting Kentucky blue “beans”

planting beans   planting  beans:

Beans need support in order to grow properly. So we have buiit a teepee to help them grow.

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