Last Updated July25, 2003
Maricopa County Cooperative Extension Home Horticulture:
Gardening & Landscaping in the Low Desert
- Contains valuable resources to help manage and maintain your school garden.
Shows how to gain support, labor, materials, and funding from administrators,
volunteers, parents, and the community.
- Loaded with everything you need to know to successfully grow vegetables,
flowers, and herbs in the desert. Guides you every step of the way, from initial
planning to harvest. Geared specifically to an arid Southwestern climate.
- The Appendices contain references for school and desert gardening, online
information, seed and garden supplies, educational and technical assistance,
and grant and funding sources. Planting calendars and plant problem diagnosis
charts are also included.
Here's What Educators are Saying:
"Success With School Gardens is a resource all schools should have!
I highly recommend this book to any teacher interested in using gardening
as an exciting project in an outdoor lab."
--Ruth H. Copeman, Outdoor Education Coordinator
"Finally! A comprehensive book for the school gardener! If you've got the
question, Success With School Gardens has the answer. Furthermore, if it's
not in the book, it's probably not important to school gardening success!"
Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix, AZ
--Patty Tate, Science Resource Teacher, Environmental Education Committee,
Success With School Gardens contains all the information needed to plan,
initiate, and conduct a classroom garden program.
Osborn School District, Phoenix, AZ
--Doris Trotter & Kathy Littlefield, Co-Chairs
"There is much here to aid teachers in regions outside of the Southwest,
particularly the tips on organizing and fund raising."
Master Gardener Classroom Garden Program, Bexar County, Texas
"Glyph Award" - Best Gardening/ Agriculture Book, Arizona Book Publishing
Association, Phoenix, AZ
"Glyph Award" - Best First Book by a New Publisher, Arizona Book Publishing
Association, Phoenix, AZ
received positive reviews in the following publications:
"The Avant Gardener"; "The County Agent"; "The Gardener"; "HORTIDEAS";
"SCENE" (newsletter, published by Southwest Center for Education and the
Natural Environment), and "The Virginia Gardener Newsletter".
Linda A. Guy is a member of the Arizona Herb Association and the
International Aromatherapy and Herb Association. Her gardening interests
include growing herbs and studying their use in herbal remedies. She
assists with garden and landscape projects at her children's school.
Cathy Cromell is an Instructional Specialist at the University of Arizona
Maricopa County Cooperative Extension in Phoenix. She practices organic
gardening and is a certified Master Entomologist and Master Composter. Her
background is in publishing.
Lucy K. Bradley is the Urban Horticulture Agent for the University
of Arizona Maricopa County Cooperative Extension in Phoenix. She is responsible
for school gardens, community gardens, the Master Gardener program and other
urban gardening programs. Previously, Lucy coordinated the Phoenix Coalition
for Youth and Families, working with public agencies, non-profits and schools
to address the needs of inner-city children.
Success With School Gardens
visitors since June 9, 1998
© 1997 The University of Arizona,
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences,
in Maricopa County.
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