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What's Growing this Spring?

  • Arugula Pronto

    Arugula Pronto

  • Ianto\

    Ianto's Fava Bean

  • Good Mother Stallard Bean

    Good Mother Stallard Bean

  • Landreth Stringless Bush Beans

    Landreth Stringless Bush Beans

  • Cinnamon Basil

    Cinnamon Basil

  • Calabrese Broccoli

    Calabrese Broccoli

  • Purple of Sicily Cauliflower

    Purple of Sicily Cauliflower

  • Tendercrisp Celery

    Tendercrisp Celery

  • Slo-Bolt Cilantro

    Slo-Bolt Cilantro

  • Sweet Corn

    Sweet Corn

  • Rosa Bianca Eggplant

    Rosa Bianca Eggplant

  • Parris Islands Cos Lettuce

    Parris Islands Cos Lettuce

  • Outredgeous Lettuce

    Outredgeous Lettuce

  • Giant of Italy Parsley

    Giant of Italy Parsley

  • Tall Telephone Peas

    Tall Telephone Peas

  • Belgian Red Peppers

    Belgian Red Peppers

  • Bullnose Pepper

    Bullnose Pepper

  • New England Sugar Pie Pumpkin

    New England Sugar Pie Pumpkin

  • Rossa di Verona Radicchio

    Rossa di Verona Radicchio

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The Scoop

Check out our TED talk!

Check out our TED talk!

On May 10th, GoSprouts had the distinct honor of speaking at our local TED conference: TEDxNavesink at Two River Theater. The amazing team from TEDxNavesink pulled together a fantastic agenda for this year’s event with the theme of PLAY. Please check out our presentation as well as the other speakers; we were certainly in great(…)

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Sign up to be a Summer Volunteer!

Sign up to be a Summer Volunteer!

Volunteering for the school garden over the summer is easy and anyone can do it; no special garden knowledge is required. If you can hold a hose, you can help us out Thanks to all our wonderful parent volunteers, we’ve been able to support over 18 weekly classes (plus special events) out in the Tiger(…)

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On your Mark, get Set, GROW!!

On your Mark, get Set, GROW!!

We are underway! Our garden started in early April 2014 after being awarded the Whole Foods Whole Kids Gardening Foundation Grant.  We were able to purchase all of our lumbar and soil.  Volunteers constructed our beds and filled them with soil.  I volunteered and planted seeds with all of the students one afternoon, and this(…)

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GoSprouts Supports the Arts!

GoSprouts Supports the Arts!

On  Sunday, June 1st, we’ll be part of a Craft Market in Atlantic Highlands. We’ll have some herb infused olive oils for sale (trust us, they’re delicious!) with all proceeds benefitting the Tiger Patch. Of course, there will all kinds of other cool arts & crafts so come on down & enjoy the day. In addition(…)

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Talk Turns to Play at TEDx

Talk Turns to Play at TEDx

Mary Ann Bourbeau, Two River Times wrote “Laurie Brekke, the cofounder of GoSprouts.org, also is on the bill. Along with organization cofounder Hope Hanlon, they created a learning garden at Atlantic Highlands Elementary School three years ago.” Read the full article here  

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GoSprouts.org: TriCity News says…

GoSprouts.org: TriCity News says…

We were thrilled to be mentioned in a recent article by the TriCity News as an example of how micro-organizing can lead to other great ideas. Here’s a quote from the article: “Take what’s happening up in Atlantic Highlands, a town this newspaper has long spotlighted for its potential and progressive community. As demonstrated at(…)

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Volunteer Update – Cancelled Classes

Volunteer Update – Cancelled Classes

All cancelled classes will be updated on our website and typically will show up at the top of the home page under “Volunteer Update”. You can also check here to find out if classes are cancelled.   Tuesday, May 13: 2H still on (so far!); 3H cancelled due to testing schedule changes.    

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GoSprouts.org Co-founder to Plant Seeds of Volunteerism at TEDxNavesink

GoSprouts.org Co-founder to Plant Seeds of Volunteerism at TEDxNavesink

by Stacie Carter “Let Nature be your teacher.” – William Wordsworth In 2010, Laurie Brekke and Hope Hanlon sat amongst a group of women, one of whom dreamed of starting a garden. Being mothers of young children, they loved the idea of getting their daughters’ thumbs green while also helping a friend. They reached out(…)

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GoSprouts.org Speaking at TEDxNavesink!

GoSprouts.org Speaking at TEDxNavesink!

We are so honored to have been chosen to speak at our local TEDx event on May 10th! Our little learning garden has been going strong since 2010 and we’re happy to share what we’ve learned from the experience with others. It’s going to be a great event and we’re looking forward to spreading the(…)

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Sea Grass Project with the Littoral Society

Sea Grass Project with the Littoral Society

Early February 2014, the 4th grade students worked with Stevie Thorsen, from the American Littoral Society, to plant individual sea grass in cups. The seedlings will be transplant to the Sea Bright and Sandy Hook NJ beaches to help protect the beaches from erosion. Mrs. Thorsen gave a fantastic presentation and the students learned about(…)

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Laurie Brekke and Hope Hanlon, co-founders of GoSprouts.org, proposed the creation of a learning garden to Atlantic Highlands Elementary School in 2010. After many “huh?’s”, their program, now more than three years old, has educators fighting for weekly spots on the calendar. Students and teachers alike have enjoyed discovering connections between their current curriculum and health, nature and sustainability; they also gained a deep sense of teamwork, accomplishment, empowerment and civic responsibility - simply by weaving hands-on-learning into an outdoor setting. As members of the Navesink Garden Club, they recently won two distinguished Junior Gardener awards from the Garden Club of NJ in recognition of their devotion & success to this program. They are mothers of young daughters and enjoy merging their previous corporate & personal skills and passions into these well-deserving programs for children. 

 

GoSprouts.org is a 501c3 non-profit organization.