If your school has a schoolyard garden, you need to know about TheMulch.com.
TheMulch.com is more than a website with a list of links to other websites. It is an online community of horticulturists, landscape architects, garden writers, radio talk show hosts, garden-related businesses, and gardeners who willingly share years of gardening experience with each other. You barely have to lift a finger to find information you need and if you become a member (it’s free) you will receive monthly Plant Care Reminders.
The community at TheMulch.com is centered around member profiles through which members share garden-related activities and interests. Before you start thinking Facebook, MySpace, and all the rest…..stop. Member profiles are not comprised of streams of rambling comments. Profiles at TheMulch.com are maintained by dedicated gardeners. A member’s profile is a comprehensive platform through which a member can share interesting articles, pose plant care questions, research plant care topics, list the plants they grow and even list plants in a Plant Cemetery so others can learn from their mistakes. When a Mulch member uploads a plant list, they are able to connect with other members who grow the same types of plants. Through the large discussion platform, members can discuss a wide range of gardening topics. Do you have questions about growing fruits, nuts and vegetables? There is a forum just for you. Do you need help with planning your waterwise landscape? Direct your questions to the Waterwise forum. Need help identifying a plant? Just say, hey what’s this? Is horticultural travel your passion? There’s a forum for this too. The horticulture professionals and avid gardeners at The Mulch are a wealth of information.
The Mulch Team Needs Your Help
As you harvest invaluable information from TheMulch.com, consider giving back to this knowledgeable gardening community. The Mulch needs your help with a very special project.
The Mulch Team would like to connect with a schoolyard garden in each region of the U.S. so it can enter plant care information relevant to each region. The Mulch team would like to apply the tools and information already in place to support learning activities in schoolyard gardens across the country. The only way they can accomplish this is by communicating with garden teachers directly. The Mulch Team would like to invite garden teachers to contact them with information about what they grow in their schoolyard garden. The founder of TheMulch.com, Mitch Shirts, has promised to work alongside garden teachers to implement a resource that will benefit garden-based learning programs.
Question for EE Week Readers
Are you involved in a garden-based program at your school or in your homeschool program? If so, tell us about your current project.
Fun Gardening Project:
Contains plans to grow 26 themed gardens. Grow yourself “Your Personal Pizza Garden” or a “Stir Fry Garden.” Garden plans range from easy to advanced. Recipes included.
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