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Got Dirt: Garden Toolkit for Starting a Community, Childcare, and School Garden

Got Dirt: Garden Toolkit for Starting a Community, Childcare, and School Garden

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Got Dirt: Garden Toolkit for Starting a Community, Childcare, and School Garden
Got Dirt: Garden Toolkit for Starting a Community, Childcare, and School Garden

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Published by: OlgaBentz on Oct 29, 2011
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Wisconsin Department of Health ServicesDivision of Public HealthNutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity ProgramWisconsin Department of Public Instruction
For more information about this garden toolkit contact:
Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity ProgramDivision of Public HealthP.O. Box 2659Madison, WI 53701-2659Phone: (608) 267-9194Fax: (608) 266-3125Email: amy.meinen@wisconsin.govWebsite: http://dhs.wisconsin.gov/health/physicalactivity/index.htm
This garden toolkit was made possible by funding from:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Obesity Prevention Grant:This publication was supported by Cooperative AgreementNumber U58/DP001494 from the Centers for DiseaseControl and Prevention. Its contents are solely theresponsibility of the authors and do not represent theofficial views of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
 
Contents
Preface
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About Your Toolkit
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
Part One: Basic Steps for Starting a Garden
step 1: Find a Place to Plant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6step 2: Get Seeds and Tools . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10step 3: Prepare the Soil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12step 4: Start Your Garden . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14step 5: Planting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18step 6: Caring for the Garden . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20step 7: Harvest Time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24step 8: Preparing for Next Year . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28
Part Two: Gardening Examples and Resources
Stories of Successful Gardens
Community GardensExamples . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32Resources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36Child & Adult Care Center GardensExamples . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38School GardensExamples . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42Resources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45Funding Opportunities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45Service Learning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46
Helpful Garden Resources
Cultivating the Future . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52Extra Gardening Resources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56Educational Opportunities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57Got Dirt? Garden Initiative . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57Acknowledgements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58Ideas for Our Garden . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .59

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