Climate and Agriculture in the Southeast

Starting a school garden–don’t forget the rain gauge!

Becky Griffin from UGA’s Center for Urban Ag has a new publication out on starting a school garden.  You can find it at http://extension.uga.edu/publications/detail.cfm?number=C1101.  It has some great ideas for organizing it!

I would add that adding a rain gauge or weather instruments to the garden is a great way to teach the kids about how weather affects the garden crops.  CoCoRaHS has some great resources for doing this along with some 4-H lesson plans for teaching about the weather at http://www.cocorahs.org/Content.aspx?page=education.

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