PLANET GARDEN: Eco-Friendly Resource Guide

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!

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Planet Garden Celebrates Earth Day Thomaston at Bluebird Victory Garden Party

Posted in Earth Day by planetgarden on April 18, 2009

 

Join us for Earth Day Thomaston outside in the Bluebird Victory Garden at the old R.C. Cola Building, 215 Barnesville Street.  Thank you to everyone making this event a success.

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On Earth Day, April 22, come by anytime after school from 3-5  and join Recycle Man as we sing songs, win prizes, and plant wildflowers from the GA Forestry Commission.  Greet the FFA officers and order your copy of, the soon to be released,  FFA: Victory Garden Cookbook. After students enjoy vege and Hawaiian pizza’s given by Domino’s, Thomaston Scouts will recycle the pizza boxes to make solar ovens for Solar S’mores.  Come join the fun and celebrate What a Wonderful World.

Planet Garden will Plant a Tree for Arbor Day April 24th

Posted in Earth Day by planetgarden on April 17, 2009
Tree Gator slow release watering bags are used in Thomaston, GA

Tree Gator slow release watering bags are used in Thomaston, GA

Click here for 6 easy steps on how best to plant a tree.

Tree Banker is working in a major way for rainforest conservation.

Thank you Thomaston for recently planting trees on Goodrich Avenue! The use of Tree Gator as slow release watering bags is ideal to better sustain young trees growing in our middle Georgia climate.

Click here to learn fun ways to celebrate Arbor Day in your classroom, home or community.

Click here for an online tree identification guide –(scroll down).

Click here for Arbor Day Classroom.

Click here for Kids to visit Carly the Cardinal online.

TREE MUSKETEERS was launched in 1987 by third graders as the nation’s first youth environmental organization–a nonprofit charity where kids are boss!

Who wants to be a treellionaire?

Planet Garden Fun Recipe to Celebrate Earth Day: Solar S’mores

Posted in Earth Day by planetgarden on April 16, 2009
Make a Solar Oven in a  recycled pizza box lined with aluminum foil

Make a Solar Oven in a recycled pizza box lined with aluminum foil

Earth Day Solar S’mores
1 box Golden Grahams cereal

1 box Cookie Crisp cereal

1 box Organic Chocolate cereal

2 bags mini marshmallows

2 bags milk chocolate chips

In a large bowl, simply combine cereals, and stir in marshmallows. Fill individual plastic bags. Sprinkle about 1 Tablespoon of chocolate chips per bag. When ready to enjoy, explain the power of solar energy as bags are placed for several minutes in the sun until chips are melted. This is a fun learning experience to demonstrate ways we can re-power with radiant energy.  You may also make a Solar Oven by lining a recycled pizza box with aluminum foil to use solar heat to make traditional s’mores.

Planet Garden Partners for Earthday Thomaston Victory Garden Party

Posted in Earth Day by planetgarden on April 14, 2009

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 Earthday Thomaston Garden Party

logo2-bestRecycle Man will visit us. We will plant wildflower seeds donated by the Georgia Forestry Commission, sing songs, make Solar S’mores, celebrate eco-friendly living and more.

Thank you to Domino’s and Sav-a-lot for supporting this Earth Day event.

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 Wonderful World Earthday Song List

Posted in Earth Day by planetgarden on April 10, 2009

We want our planet to be a garden, not a landfill.  These songs inspire us for Earthday 2009 to celebrate our wonderful world.

1. This Land is Your Land by Woody Guthrie

2. The Garden Song (Inch by Inch) by Pete Seeger, written by David Mallett, Maine

3. Here Comes the Sun by The Beatles

4. Out in the Country by Three Dog Night

5. Bluebird of Happiness by Jan Pearce

6. Big Yellow Taxi by Joni Mitchell

7. The Three R’s (Reuse, Reduce, Recycle) by Jack Johnson

8. Garden Party by Ricky Nelson

9. Step in the Right Direction by The Montanas

 10. What a Wonderful World by Sarah Brightman

What a Wonderful World by Robert Thiele, George Weiss

I see trees of green, red roses too

I see them bloom, for me and you

And I think to myself

What a wonderful world.

I see skies of blue, and clouds of White

The bright blessed day, dark sacred night

And I think to myself

What a wonderful world.

The colors of the rainbow, so pretty in the sky

Are also on the faces, of people going by

I see friends shaking hands, saying, “How do you do?”

They’re really saying, “I love you”

I hear babies crying, I watch them grow

They’ll learn much more, than I’ll ever know

And I think to myself

What a wonderful world

Yes, I think to myself

What a wonderful world.

 

 

 

 

 

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 Visits Victory Garden South

Posted in Environmental Education by planetgarden on April 7, 2009

Planet Garden Likes American Garden History

Posted in Environmental Education by planetgarden on April 7, 2009

Planet Garden Supports Earthday Greening in Curriculum

Posted in Earth Day by planetgarden on April 6, 2009
April 22, 2009

April 22, 2009

Click here to learn more about Greening in Curriculum.

The Earthday Network offers over 300 standards-based lesson plans available in several subjects and all grade levels.  This includes Environmental Jeapordy, a fun eco-learning game, which Greensun Recycling featured at the Earthday Celebration in Thomaston, GA 2008.

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.”