Growing celery from cuttings

Tu B’shvat Garden

In honor of Tu B'shvat I thought i would share this garden created by one of our local schools. The garden includes both plants and plastic bottle recycled flowers. All were all “grown” by students with disabilities and it came out quite neat. They also grow herbs and plants which they sell and I always enjoy walking past their "hothouse" to see what t ...

hand print tree via birkat chaverim

Tu Bshvat Handprints

Someone posted this project on the Jewish informal education and craft pinterest board and this is our version. We decided to do patterns for the bark (I helped color that part but so did my almost three year old, as you can see.) He also decided he wanted to print with his whole hand and to add blue flowers (we painted wipes with marker for that ...

Foam flower project

Foam flower project

This is my daughter's contribution. She said we should post her foam flower to "our website." She made this in school the other day for Tu Bshvat. She made sure to explain that the flowers were cut into circles, then folded in half and skewered. The leaves were  cut into "leaf shapes." This project was quite popular with her younger brother, and she ...

More on hydroponics

I thought I would add a few resources to the blog post on the hydroponics container garden- At Squidoo there is a more elaborate hydroponics experiment with pipes and such. Kids Gardening has a good curriculum post about hydroponics. It is not a unit on hydroponics but provides questions to ponder and areas to look into and in general how to get c ...