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Step-by-step tutorial on freezing corn
Rediscovering My Winter Wonderland
Omelets in a Bag (aka Choose Your Own Adventure Omelets)
Bringing Living Color to the Classroom (forcing bulbs)
Metamorphosis of a School Butterfly Garden
--The grant our primary school received to put in a butterfly garden, as well as the planning and planting process, and how the teachers are using it
--Intergenerational Gardening: what we received (knowledge, experience, and plants!) from our our parents & grandparents, and what we are passing on to our children
--Possibly one on rain barrels. I need to see what has been done/what others are planning before I pursue this one.
--How to establish an asparagus bed
--How to establish a strawberry bed
--The rhubarb revival: rediscovering an old favorite
--Possibly an interview with a daylily hybridizer I met recently; fascinating man, very willing to share his information
--People who came to gardening later in life (ie no time/place to garden til retired, other angles if they occur to me)
--People who are scaling back their gardens as they get older--lower maintenance plants, what gardening implements are helpful, how they are staying active through gardening. I'd appreciate any input here if any other writers are in this stage of life! I do know many people in this position
--Fun seed-related projects to do with children: mosaics, pots with grass/sprouts for hair, bean tee-pees, caterpillars made of pantyhose that sprout grassy fuzz, carrots in an aquarium, seed necklaces that sprout, experiments with light & moisture for middle-grade kids, making kids aware of what seeds/stems/flowers/fruits/leaves we eat
(Can you tell I'm a teacher?)
--Building a cold frame (assuming I get around to actually DOING this myself--it is one of my goals!)
--Using coleus to add a punch of color
Wow, I'm surprised at how many ideas cropped up as I was typing! And I was worried about running out of things to write about. . .