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#397: All the Great Things Your Kids Will Learn When They Garden (William Moss Part 2)
In this episode of the Vegetable Gardening show, Mike chats with William Moss about teaching middle school children gardening and all of the great things your kids will learn when they take up gardening.
William will finish up his chat on sweet potatoes by telling us how to cure them to get the most flavor and some storage option.
From there, we will swtch gears and talk about William's first passion and that is teaching kids how to garden, and why gardening is an important part of their daily lives.
He's going to tell us about a new program that he is implementing in Chicago and how teachers are combining gardening with their class curriculum.
This and so much more on this episode of The Vegetable Gardening Show!
✅ Curing your home grown sweet potatoes
✅ No two gardening seasons are the same
✅ School gardens linked to school curriculum
✅ How a school garden can lead to other broader areas of study
✅ What kids are learning as they garden
William Moss inspires people to Get Out & Grow! As a trusted authority in greening, gardening and urban agriculture, he connects with audiences and explains how to make healthier choices that improve their lives, their communities, and their environment. Coined the Garden Boss for his in-depth knowledge and sound advice, William uses his landscaping know-how and charming personality to engage, educate, and entertain audiences with relevant, informative content. His ability to bring complicated subject matter to life leaves audiences enthusiastic and charged to get out and grow.
A teacher at heart, William passionately spreads his love of the natural world. That love fostered during childhood in the foothills of South Carolina manifest itself years later in Chicago. After graduating from Northwestern University and completing the Chicagoland Master Gardeners program, William joined the Chicago Department of the Environment to work on habitat restoration and greening efforts throughout the city. This led to a career as a horticultural educator for the Chicago Botanic Garden working with youth programs, adult continuing education courses, and school gardens.
William’s venture into television began with the Discovery Channel’s ‘Rally Round the House’ where he taught America about gardening, landscape construction, and the plant-O-the-show. On TLC’s ‘Town Haul’ William enjoyed designing artistic yet functional landscapes to get people outside and active. As host of HGTV’s “DIG IN”, he helped homeowners tackle landscape projects resulting in dramatic transformations. As a greening expert William has regularly appeared on national news programs such as The Early Show, Good Morning America, CNN, WGN and may also be seen as a QVC gardening guest.
Whether in person, print, television, or on-line multi-media, William spreads the good news about gardening and greening. William is author of Any Size, Anywhere Edible Gardening: The No Yard, No Time, No Problem Way to Grown Your Own Food. William has contributed content for Moss in The City, My Organic Gardening Blog, and various other online, print, and social media. He's served on the board of directors for The Talking Farm, an urban agriculture venture, as spokesperson for the National Gardening Association, and as an instructor for the Chicago Botanic Garden where he continues to teach. When he’s not producing video for television or other online multimedia content, he provides landscape consultation and gives presentations at trade shows, symposia, and continuing educations forums.
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