The Classroom Gardener is a collaborative project between Room To Play Educational Consulting and Victory Gardens Vancouver. Our customized consultations offer practical school garden expertise for non-profits, government agencies, community partners, school districts, and university faculties.
The Classroom Gardener provides researched and responsive solutions for start up, maintenance, enhanced use, and seasonal frustrations associated with school garden use. We offer comprehensive pedagogical applications that support education professionals to ensure school gardens become beloved and shared spaces of cross-curricular learning.
Episode 1: Planning
When people ask us how to be successful in their gardens, our answer is always planning! There are many considerations when it comes to what to grow, and in this episode we dive into the basics of how to plan for a productive and bountiful season.
Episode 2: Soil
The foundation for any healthy, successful, and bountiful harvest is the soil in which the plants grow. Soil can be a pretty complex subject, in fact, some people do their masters degree in the science of it, but in this episode we break down some of the basics to encourage healthy soil for your veggies to live in and love!
Episode 3: Seeds & Transplants
In this episode, we cover what you really need to know about how to grow from seed and transplants. This video walks you through when we seed and when we transplant and why, seeding pointers, various seeding techniques, how to transplant, and thinning seedlings.
Episode 4: Winter Gardening
Knowing your winter gardening basics will mean you can grow food all year round! This video covers: the region we live in, winter vs. overwinter gardening, timing, planning and crop rotation, appropriate varieties to grow, and how to keep your veggies warm over winter using mulch, floating row cover, and hoop houses.
Episode 5: Growing Garlic
Garlic is one of the most rewarding crops to grow in the veggie garden — not to mention it’s easy! In this episode, we cover the basics of growing garlic: when to plant, what kinds to grow, what conditions it prefers, how to keep it happy over winter, and when to harvest.