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2016    Golden Shovel Award - Voted the BEST first year school garden by the Florida Dept of Agriculture. Click here for pics.

                            2017     Named a Certified Schoolyard Habitat by the National Wildlife Federation.

                            2017    Invited to participate in NASA's Growing Beyond Earth Project to grow edible plants in space

                            2018     Certified as a Green Flag Eco-School by the National Wildlife Federation. The only school on Florida's west coast!

                                        Congrats to Prep's Eco Team who constantly strive to reduce Prep's ecological footprint on our planet

                            2019   SMA-MAJ Walker was chosen as Middle School Agriculture Teacher of the year by the FAITC (Florida Agriculture in the Classroom)

                            2020  Prep Garden highlighted in University of Florida Extension Service Master Gardener's newsletter, the Passionvine.  Scroll to page 11

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The Prep Garden and Seed Library Botany & Environmental Science The Future of Agriculture

                           

    What is the Prep Seed Library?

    Membership Application       Library Seed Catalog

    How to Save Seeds   Kits are available in the front office

     OR  Download seed saving info and send seeds to school

    Best Places to buy seeds and learn about gardening!

        Bonnie Plants established 1918

       Burpee Seeds established 1876

        Ferry-Morse established 1856

       Johnny's Seeds established 1973 my personal favorite

       Southern Exposure Seed Exchange established 1982    

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   University of Florida Extension (IFAS)

    IFAS Garden Pests        Pollinator Flowers

    IFAS Annuals         IFAS Perennials        IFAS Herbs

    IFAS Vegetable Garden

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A partnership between Fairchild Tropical Gardens, NASA and SMA Prep

Growing Beyond Earth website

Space Farming

NASA Twitter

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GAMES and Quizzes

 Earth Day Quizzes    Life Cycle of a Plant

 Plant Vocab Matching

  Plantasia     Farm Fun    Fruit Quiz     Veggie Quiz

  Make the Plant Grow              Germination Quiz

 Consumer, Producer, Decomposer Game

How much do you know about farming? Take this quiz

           

Prep Mangrove Project Click here for info and pics 

                                     

         Click on the banner, then go to Case 3-Seeds

   A Rundown on Fertilizers

   Cute Killers-plants that could harm you!

   Microgreens article         Worksheet

  Parts of a Flower Diagram      Life Cycle of a Plant

  Fling the Teacher - Botany

 Composting Basics-How to make the Perfect Compost

  Worm Info        Make a worm farm

  Types of Propagation

  Botany for Kids-Thanks to Liam from Bellvue, WA      More Botany for Kids  Thanks to Hudson from Pa!

    

Hydroponics

   

 Introduction to Hydroponics-- Article and worksheet

Home Hydro Systems   

University Upstart Drip System                      

Video of Dutch Bucket System

Deep Water Culture Tutorial

Fling the Teacher-Hydroponics

Nutrient Film Technique System

   Site 1         Site 2    YouTube video

                Future Farming Project

            How will we feed 10 billion people by 2050?

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     Citation Practice 1        Citation Practice 2 

     Freight Farms    Growtainer        Growtainer 2                       CropBox             Cropbox 2          FarmBot  

      Land Aquaculture   Land Aquaculture History 

       Mote Aqua Park   (Land Aquaculture)

       Greenwave (Ocean Aquaculture)    History

       Aquaponics    Aquaponics 2     Aquaponic History

       Desert Greenhouses   Desert 2     Desert 3

       Rooftop Farming in urban areas

       Agricultural Robots A starting place

       Agrobot  an example of a robot. Ask me if you find

                 another one that interests you!

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