PLANET GARDEN: Eco-Friendly Resource Guide

Planet Garden Vertical Thinking vs. Random Influence

Posted in Environmental Education by planetgarden on June 18, 2009


Cross disiplinary discussions. Open listening.
Vertical Thinking Relevant Ideas.

Planet Garden Likes Twitter in Plain English

Posted in Environmental Education by planetgarden on April 21, 2009

Follow  Bluebird Garden Twitter . community garden

Follow Planet Garden Twitter. eco-friendly resources

Follow Peachiest Twitter. Who’s Who in Middle GA

Follow Thomaston Scouts Twitter.

Follow Greensun Recycle Twitter.

Follow FFA Thomaston Twitter. victory garden project

It’s fun to pretend the  Carla in this video is our very own Green Mahma Twitter!

Planet Garden Enjoys Charlie Brown Playing Ball in a Victory Garden

Posted in Environmental Education by planetgarden on April 17, 2009

Planet Garden Encourages Upson Residents to Hire Locally

Posted in Environmental Education by planetgarden on April 15, 2009

Here is Upson County, Georgia contact information to cancel overseas owned waste services, if you prefer to hire a local company or DIY. 

  Phone: (706) 647-7012

Email:

pwonnum@alltel.net

Violia, a company out of France, was hired by Upson County instead of locally owned waste service operators now serving Upson neighbors.

About Veolia The Board of Directors

Jean Azema (1)
Daniel Bouton (1)
Jean-François Dehecq (1)
Augustin de Romanet
de Beaune (1)
Jean-Marc Espalioux (1)
Paul-Louis Girardot (1)
Philippe Kourilsky
Serge Michel
Baudouin Prot (1)
Georges Ralli (1)
Paolo Scaroni (1)
Louis Schweitzer (1)
Murray Stuart (1)

 

Planet Garden Encourages Master Gardeners

Posted in Environmental Education by planetgarden on April 14, 2009

You can take a course at the local Extension Service and become a Georgia Master GardenerClick here for gardening events in middle Georgia.

Click here to become a Junior Master Gardener.

Click here to visit the website for Georgia Master Gardeners.

Upson County Coordinator

S. Wesley Smith
Family and Consumer Sciences
Agriculture & Natural Resources
4-H & Youth
Phone: 706-647-8989
Fax: 706-647-9346
E-mail: swsmith@uga.edu

Planet Garden Encourages Keep Thomaston Upson Beautiful

Posted in Environmental Education by planetgarden on April 14, 2009

Here are links to learn more about how we can participate to  Keep America Beautiful  with a Keep Thomaston Upson Beautiful beautification program. The certification process takes 4-6 months to complete. The four focus areas for change are Litter Prevention, Beautification, Community Improvement, and Waste Reduction

If you are interested in serving on the Pre-Certification Team, please Contact Patti Robinson at planetgarden@live.com

Keep Georgia Beautiful
Keep Griffin Spalding
 Beautiful

Keep America Beautiful Kids Zone

Planet Garden Moves Inch by Inch Towards Sustainable Living

Posted in Environmental Education by planetgarden on April 13, 2009

GARDEN SONG by Pete Seeger

CHORUS:
Inch by inch, row by row, 
Gonna make this garden grow.
Gonna mulch it deep and low, 
Gonna make it fertile ground.
Inch by inch, row by row, 
Please bless these seeds I sow.
Please keep them safe below 
‘Til the rain comes tumbling down. 

Pullin’ weeds and pickin’ stones, 
We are made of dreams and bones
Need a spot to call my own 
Cause the time is close at hand.
Grain for grain, sun and rain 
Find my way in nature’s chain
Tune my body and my brain 
To the music of the land. 

CHORUS 

Plant your rows short or long, 
Season them with a prayer and song
Mother earth will keep you strong 
If you give her love and care.
Old crow watching from a tree
Has his hungry eyes on me
In my garden I’m as free 
As that feathered thief up there. 

CHORUS 

Words and Music by David Mallett
©1975 Cherry Lane Music Publishing (ASCAP)

  • “I want to turn the clock back to when people lived in small villages and took care of each other.”[42]  Pete Seeger
  • “But I think the thing to do is look ahead.”[45] Pete Seeger
  • “I believe God is everywhere.”[47]  Pete Seeger

 

Sustainable 1: capable of being sustained2 a: of, relating to, or being a method of harvesting or using a resource so that the resource is not depleted or permanently damaged <sustainable techniques> <sustainable agriculture> b: of or relating to a lifestyle involving the use of sustainable methods <sustainable society>

Planet Garden Encourages Single Stream Recycling for Middle Georgia

Posted in Environmental Education by planetgarden on April 10, 2009

Click here to see pictures from the State of Georgia Grant Winning Recycle Hub Groundbreaking Ceremony in Griffin, Georgia. 

We want our planet to be a garden, not a landfill.”

Planet Garden Anticipates Disney Nature Earth

Posted in Environmental Education by planetgarden on April 9, 2009

Narrated by James Earl Jones this family and earth-friendly movie explores the amazing journeys of three animal families- polar bears, elephants and whales. It will open April 22, Earth Day 2009.

Planet Garden Resource Guide Links to Georgia Green and Healthy Schools

Posted in Environmental Education by planetgarden on April 8, 2009

Georgia Green and Healthy Schools is Planet Garden’s favorite online source for green and healthy EE serving Georgia schools.

Click here to visit this terrific site for eco-friendly classroom resources.

Click here for Contests listing by Georgia Green and Healthy Schools

Click here for Grants listing by Georgia Green and Healthy Schools

Click here for Events listing by Georgia Green and Healthy Schools

Planet Garden Encourages Victory Gardens

Posted in Environmental Education by planetgarden on April 7, 2009

Click here to visit Greensun Gardens, a blogsite about the community victory garden in Thomaston, Georgia and more.

Planet Garden Visits Victory Garden South

Posted in Environmental Education by planetgarden on April 7, 2009

Planet Garden Encourages Kitchen Gardens

Posted in Environmental Education by planetgarden on April 7, 2009

 

Organic Garden Planted at the White House
First lady Michelle Obama and a group of fifth graders helped break ground for the new White House organic “kitchen garden” on March 20, 2009. In addition to providing food for the first family’s meals, the garden will help increase awareness of healthful, locally grown fruit and vegetables.

 

Click here to visit Kitchen Gardeners, a non-profit group that promotes home vegetable gardens.

Planet Garden Likes American Garden History

Posted in Environmental Education by planetgarden on April 7, 2009

Planet Garden is EE Effort of Greensun Recycling

Posted in Environmental Education by planetgarden on April 6, 2009

Visit the Thomaston Times for eco-friendly actions in Middle Georgia.  Planet Garden is ancopy-of-earthday-poster-1 Environmental Education Effort of Greensun Recycling. Follow our community victory garden project.   Click here for Sustainable Living Weekly Column.

“We want our planet to be a garden, not a landfill. 

So we have fun developing and educating about recycling.”

Planet Garden Aims for No Child Left Inside

Posted in Environmental Education by planetgarden on April 6, 2009

A bill was passed in September of 2008 to provide environmental education in the nation’s schools called The No Child Left Inside Act of 2008 (H.R. 3036).

Here is a link to No Child Left Inside Action Packet for parents and teachers. Here is the Zoo Atlanta link to support NCLI.

 

 

Teacher Appreciation Week at Georgia State Parks
Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites are honoring teachers who make the effort to Get Outdoors with their students during Teacher Appreciation Week. All teachers who bring their students to a Georgia State Park or Historic site during the week of May 4-8 will receive three free passes to visit any Georgia State Park or Historic Site in 2009.

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Greensun on Mission for Planet Garden

Posted in Environmental Education by planetgarden on April 6, 2009

Greensun Mission Statement

“We want our planet to be a garden, not a landfill. So we have fun developing and educating about recycling through the arts.”