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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 Seed Library?      Seed Catalog                             How to Save Seeds                 Order Form

   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    


   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     Space Farming    NASA Twitter 

2020 Space Chile Challenge-grow hot peppers in space


GAMES and Quizzes

 Earth Day Quizzes    Life Cycle of a Plant

  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 pictures.

               How to collect mangrove propagules 

             Sarasota Seagrass

         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      

  Fling the Teacher - Botany   Flash

 Composting Basics-How to make the Perfect Compost

  What is Vermiculture?   Worm Info    

   Types of Farms

  Types of Propagation

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




 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   Cropbox2   FarmBot     

       Planty Cube  Planty 2  Planty3

      Farm From a Box

       Desert Greenhouses   Desert 2    Desert 3

       Rooftop Farm   Rooftop History

       Indoor Vertical Farm   Vertical 2  Vertical 3

       Types of Vertical Farms

       Agricultural Robots A starting place   Agrobot 

       Smart Ag (AI)   Pollinating Drones  Pollinating 2

        Agricultural Drones 

      Seeding Drone  Drones 2    Drones 3   Drone History

       Floating Farms    Floating 2  Floating 3




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        What is Marine Biology?



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