Summer 2022 Online Classes!

We are using Meetups to provide online classes via Zoom to Learn & Grow learners. To see our upcoming classes and register, follow these links: * Bucket Gardening for Kids – https://buff.ly/3HBvGGh * Urban Self-Watering Container Gardening – https://buff.ly/3QuVxUz #urbangardening #gardeningclasses #selfwateringcontainer #selfwateringplanter #subirrigation…

Food for Thought – Episode 14: A Visit with Carrie from GroTech Gardens, Makers of GroBucket

In this episode of Food for Thought, Carrie Runnals of GroTech Gardens, makers of the GroBucket self-watering container visits the Learn & Grow Virtual Sustainability Learning Center and test garden, all the way from Georgia. Carrie and her husband, Joe, hit the road in…

Food for Thought – Episode 13: Interview: Stephanie Ryan, PhD

In this episode of Food for Thought, Anne M. Zachry, M.A. Ed. Psych., creator of the Learn & Grow Educational Series interviews Dr. Stephanie Ryan about her book, her online instructional content and teaching to the science standards at home with everyday items. They…

Food for Thought – Episode 12: Decorating Self-Watering Containers with Acrylic Pour Art

In this 12th episode of Food for Thought, Anne M. Zachry, the creator of the Learn & Grow Educational Series, demonstrates how to decorate self-watering containers using acrylic pour art, plus an additional bonus craft project using contact paper. For self-watering container gardeners who…

Food for Thought – Episode 11: Maintaining Food Security During Supply Chain Shortages

  In this 11th episode of Food for Thought, Anne M. Zachry, the creator of the Learn & Grow Educational Series, discusses the recent supply chain shortages and their impact on food security in America at the time this video was made.   She…

Food for Thought – Episode 10: How Sub-Irrigation Works No Matter Which Materials You Use

One of the biggest challenges faced by our learners around the world is access to materials to make their own self-watering gardening containers. In this video, Anne explains how sub-irrigation (the science behind self-watering containers) and demonstrates three different types of self-watering containers, showing…

Food for Thought – Episode 9: Baking Cookies with Edible Flowers

In this episode of Food for Thought, Anne demonstrates baking cookies using a butane stove and a catering chafer for an improvised stove and decorating the cookies with edible flowers grown in self-watering containers and traditional planters in the Learn & Grow Virtual Sustainability…

Food for Thought – Episode 8: Off-the-Grid Really Clean Laundry

In this episode of Food for Thought, Anne demonstrates our solar-, manual-, and wind-powered laundry solution that produces environmentally safe gray water that we can then use to water our garden, combining sustainable living practices with food security. #sustainability #permaculture #foodsecurity #fooddesertsolution #organic #gardening…

Food for Thought – Episode 7: Contending with Crises

This episode of Food for Thought was recorded a few days after the attempted insurrection at the United States Capitol on January 6, 2021, and comes on the tail of four of the hardest years Americans have ever faced, which has an impact on…

Food for Thought – Episode 6: Intro to the Virtual Sustainability Learning Center

Food For Thought Episode 6: The Learn & Grow Virtual Sustainability Learning Center In this episode of Food for Thought, Anne explains the purpose and design elements of the Virtual Sustainability Learning Center and how it will be used to provide ongoing online instruction…