Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association


February, 2009
Regional Report

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Discover Dairy
Welcome to Discover Dairy, an engaging, interactive, cross-curricular, multi-leveled lesson series that meets state education standards and anchors to show upper elementary-aged students where milk comes from and the many ways dairy farms contribute to our lives.

Education standards and anchors are listed with each individual lesson plan. The lessons feature multi-leveled activities to address different cognitive levels. Some activities may need to be completed with more guidance in lower grades, while some may be easier for higher grade levels.

Shows & Events

The Philadelphia Flower Show, March 1-8
Enjoy an early spring into la dolce vita -- the sweet life -- in "Bella Italia" at this year's Philadelphia Flower Show at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. Proceeds from this annual Pennsylvania Horticultural Society extravaganza support the Philadelphia Green program, the nation's preeminent model for urban greening. Yours truly will be presenting in the Gardeners' Studio: "Container Gardening Organically" at 11AM on Wed., March 4. For flower show details, see

Proceeds from the Philadelphia Flower Show, including sponsorship contributions of PNC Financial Services Group, help fund PHS's outreach programs including Philadelphia Green, the nation's largest and most comprehensive neighborhood greening program. Philadelphia Green works with more than 800 organized community groups on thousands of projects that include planting street trees, maintaining neighborhood parks, and creating vegetable and flower gardens.


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