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Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Obesity Prevention begins with learning good eating habits. Guerrilla Harvest's great Project at Forest Glen Early Childhood Center

Yesterday and today students from Forest Glen Early Childhood Center in Bloomfield went on a fun field trip.

These students have been growing veggies in their classrooms and now they have had a great time at Sponsor Brookdale Shoprite where they went on a veggie scavenger hunt, created their own veggie rainbows and then got to eat them.

Whoever says kids won't try veggies hasn't met this crowd!

Guerrilla Harvest in the Classroom takes a Field Trip

Monday, May 4, 2015

Seeing Green

This year is more successful. Here are a few of my beauties. I'm growing my seeds in eggshells, a suggestion I found on Pinterest. Only problem, it's easy to over water them because making holes at the bottom of eggshells is problematic!

Friday, March 20, 2015

Join us at the Montclair Public Library for Makers Day!

Makers Day
Saturday, March 21st 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Montclair Public Library
50 South Fullerton Avenue Montclair, NJ 07042
Join Guerrilla Gardening at the Montclair Public Library, tomorrow, Saturday, March 21st!  We will be onsite from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.  participating in Makers Day showing children and adults how to make seedlings with soil and different vegetable and flower seeds.  Those who stop by the Guerrilla Gardening table will be able to join in on the fun, get their hands a little dirty and take home a little seedling of their own to grow.  Free and healthy recipes will also be handed out!

Make sure to stop by! 
For more details, click here!

Guerrilla Gardening Transformation Time

This year we are morphing into Guerrilla Harvest to encompass both gardening and farming opportunities. We are starting with a seedling project at Forest Glen School in Bloomfield. Forest Glen is a wonderful Early Childhood Learning Center, part of the Bloomfield Public Schools district which incorporate the Reggio Emilia Approach to learning.

Key elements of Reggio Emilia are community outreach and connection. This week teachers of 6 classes received equipment and training to start seeds in class with their students. This program is in place thanks to the support of Bloomfield Health Dept. and the generosity of Brookdale Shoprite, Bloomfield. Melina Macall, TheFoodActivist is the Founder and Program Director. As we move forward students will get to have a fun field trip to Shoprite where resident Nutritionist Jessica Serdikoff will teach them lots about fresh fruits and veggies. Additional materials will come from Veggiecation.

Yes, it's collaboration at its best and we can't wait to see our little seeds turn into great big baskets of vegetables! Stand by for news of a community plant exchange day in May.