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Oct 12, 2010
We’re searching cross-country for more youth gardens
Jessie Atchison  Burpee Home Gardens Brand Manager, 2008-2010
In 2010, the Burpee Home Gardens team was excited to share the rewards of vegetable gardening to a selection of youth and public gardening programs across the United States. We felt honored to assist....

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Oct 6, 2010
Homegrown vegetables make healthier schools
Jessie Atchison  Burpee Home Gardens Brand Manager, 2008-2010
In June the Burpee Home Gardens team was honored to take part in the wonderful student gardens at the Academy for Global Citizenship in Chicago. Our addition of a time-out garden for students to gather....

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Aug 6, 2010
Tomato time
Jessie Atchison  Burpee Home Gardens Brand Manager, 2008-2010
Tomato harvesting is upon us, and home vegetable gardeners (new and seasoned) are being inundated with their bounty! If you haven’t planned ahead with ready-to-go tomato recipes (and you’ve....

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Jul 14, 2010
A taste of success – our first cucumbers!
Jessie Atchison  Burpee Home Gardens Brand Manager, 2008-2010
A few weeks ago, I gave you some ideas about gardening with kids, and I mentioned that my daughter, who is 5, is an enthusiastic veggie gardener. While our garden this year did not live up to her (e....

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Jul 1, 2010
Time out for gardening
Jessie Atchison  Burpee Home Gardens Brand Manager, 2008-2010
A recent study of 1,300 teachers was commissioned by the Royal Horticultural Society in the U.K. and found children in schools that encouraged gardening became more resilient, confident, and lived h....

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Jun 25, 2010
Kids love getting dirty. Get them in the garden!
Jessie Atchison  Burpee Home Gardens Brand Manager, 2008-2010
My daughter is five years old, and she is a bright, happy, hilarious kid. She started planning our family’s vegetable garden in February. Now, her mother works for a gardening company, so this....

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May 27, 2010
Denver school gardens get boost from Burpee
Jessie Atchison  Burpee Home Gardens Brand Manager, 2008-2010
As part of the ‘I Can Grow’ program, we were part of a wonderful event yesterday at Fairview Elementary (a Denver-area public school) to kick off Burpee Home Gardens' donation of 1,000 v....

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May 25, 2010
Contest winner 'Dreams a Little Green'
Jessie Atchison  Burpee Home Gardens Brand Manager, 2008-2010
Last growing season, we held an essay contest called “Dream a Little Green”. The grand-prize winner was Eleanor Justice from northern Baltimore, who tugged at our hearts with her tribute....

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May 21, 2010
Veggie frenzy
Jessie Atchison  Burpee Home Gardens Brand Manager, 2008-2010
Wow! Chicagoans sure are excited about the vegetable-planting season! As soon as our Burpee Home Gardens Team rolled the 6 filled racks of vegetable carts down Madison Street, eager city commuters were....

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May 20, 2010
Free plants in Chicago!
Jessie Atchison  Burpee Home Gardens Brand Manager, 2008-2010
Tomorrow the Burpee Home Gardens Team will encourage our Chicago neighbors to grow vegetables this gardening season! To celebrate the passing of the frost-free date and the arrival of planting season,....

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