School Gardens

first_imgHeading back to class this fall will mean heading back to the school garden at hundreds of schools across Georgia. While more and more schools are using gardens as outdoor classrooms, many teachers are still fine-tuning how to best use these new resources and many administrators are still figuring out how to maintain the gardens from year to year so they don’t become eyesores or liabilities. The University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences offers a new online resource for Georgia teachers, parents and administrators looking to start a school garden, refurbish an existing garden or simply take full advantage of a school garden that’s being under used. The UGA Extension School Garden Resource Center, launched in fall 2013, offers teachers in kindergarten through eighth grade lesson plans that use school gardens to teach the curriculum prescribed in the Georgia Performance Standards. It also offers a comprehensive, practical guide on starting and maintaining a school garden and funding sources for garden improvements. It offers real world strategies for organizing, maintaining and using school gardens year after year. All of the content at the School Garden Resource Center is free and available at David Knauft, a professor of horticulture at UGA, collected and adapted the school garden lesson plans in order to make it easier for teachers to use gardens in their teaching. During his research, he found many teachers didn’t feel they had time to work gardening into their teaching day and didn’t have the support they needed to maintain the gardens. “We conducted four focus groups with teachers, administrators and volunteers across Georgia, asking them about the value of the gardens and what we could do to help,” Knauft said. “They said that providing information to help establish and grow their gardens and how to work them into the existing curriculum, so that they could more easily use the gardens, would make a big difference.” Knauft, who has taught horticulture for more than three decades, first learned the importance of linking enrichment activities with state-mandated curriculum when he helped to develop Project Focus. Project Focus is an elementary and middle school program in which college students conduct curriculum-based science programs in local classrooms. Knauft collected and adapted the school garden lesson plans and other resources with the help of Alicia Holloway, a former agriculture teacher who now worke on the school garden project. Holloway will be starting her master’s degree in horticulture this fall. She will be working with Dr. Knauft to study the impacts of school gardens on children’s health. “There’s a lot of pressure for teachers to improve test scores, so it can be hard to take time away from instruction to take a class outside,” Holloway said. “But if you can tie that time outside to the curriculum and use the school’s garden to teach them the standards that they need to learn, it starts to make sense.” “Hopefully, teachers will be able to go to this website, look at the lesson plan resources that are available and find one that works best for teaching the standards that they need to focus on, while introducing students to the natural world,” she said. Kaiser Permanente’s Partnership for a Healthier America funded part of the School Garden Resource Center and will help develop more standards-based lesson plans that can be used in Georgia’s school gardens. The resource center is a well-organized, one-stop-shop for resources from other state Extension agencies, the USDA and non-profit organizations that promote gardening in schools. For success stories of school gardens across Georgia visit UGA Extension is the outreach branch of the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and the College of Family and Consumer Sciences. UGA Extension is a trusted local source of unbiased, research-based information about agriculture, the environment, communities, youth and families. More information is available at or by calling 1-800-ASK-UGA1.last_img read more

Gault Millau tasters awarded a chef’s cap for 24 restaurants in Istria and 9 restaurants in Kvarner.

first_imgResearch3 caps, 17 points: Monte (Rovinj)2 caps, 16 points: Marina (Novigrad), restaurant of the hotel Amifteatar (Pula), Wine Vault (Rovinj)2 caps, 15 points: Damir e Ornella (Novigrad), Pepenero (Novigrad), Pergola (Savudrija)1 cap, 14 points: La Grisa (Bale), San Rocco (Brtonigla), Toklarija (Buzet), Zigante (Livade), Čok (Novigrad), Spinnaker (Poreč), Batelina (Pula), Brasserie Hotel Adriatic (Rovinj), Puntulina (Rovinj), Buščina (Umag)1 cap, 13 points: Morgan (Brtonigla), Miramare (Porec), Sveti Nikola (Porec), Milan (Pula), Mediterraneo (Rovinj), Badi (Umag), Petra (Vrsar)Kvarner2 caps, 16 points: Johnson (Moscenicka Draga)2 caps, 15 points: Draga di Lovrana (Lovran), Alfred Keller hotels Alhambra (Mali Lošinj)1 cap, 14 points: Kukuriku (Kastav), Laurus (Opatija), Villa Ariston (Opatija)1 cap, 13 points: Stancija Kovacici (Matulji), Tu Tamo (Moscenicka Draga), Navis (Opatija) Related news:Great success of Istria at the Merano Wine Festival Restaurant Guide Gault Millau Austria 2018 Istria once again awarded top marks.A story that has been going on for 15 years, so in the 15th edition of “Istra-Specijal” guide for restaurants Gault Millau 2018, at the top among Istrian restaurants with three chef’s caps is again the restaurant Monte from Rovinj, and the best new entry to Deniz Zembo from the restaurant of the Amfiteatar hotel in Pula had the scale.The highest decoration in the Gault Millau guide for 2018 can once again look forward to the Monte restaurant from Rovinj. Owners Danijel and Tjitske Đekić were once again honored as the only Istrian bar with 17 points and 3 chef’s caps (“greatest creativity and quality, best food preparation”). Deniz Zembo, whose restaurant of the Hotel Amphitheater was awarded 16 points (2 chef’s caps), as well as the restaurant Marina from Novigrad and Wine Vault of Maistra’s hotel Monte Mulini from Rovinj, was named the new year. Maistra can also boast kitchen director Andy Gaskin with one cap each for the Adriatic Hotel Brasserie and the Mediterraneo Restaurant (Monte Mulini).When the Tourist Board of the Istrian County and its PR agency ART RedaktionsTeam managed to include Istrian restaurants in the Gault Millau Austria guide as a special part in 2003, it was still a small sensation, points out ART director Dr. Wolfgang Neuhuber and added: “This was preceded by three years of convincing the Gault Millau administration of the new gastronomic qualities of Istria. The gourmet scene in Croatia at that time was still in its infancy and it is impossible to compare it with today’s times. But then everything started, the first anonymous tasters headed for Istria and since then that Adriatic peninsula has been a permanent part of the Austrian Gault Milau ” Neuhuber pointed out.Top gastronomy is of crucial importance for guests from the German-speaking area, and for our restaurants and taverns, these international ratings are invaluable, said the director of the Istrian Tourist Board Denis Ivošević. “All the more so as guests from Austria and Germany greatly appreciate the high level that our gastronomy has achieved in the meantime as well as because they come several times a year. Gourmets visit our restaurants and taverns in large numbers in the pre-season and post-season, they are ready to set aside the appropriate amount of money for good quality, and their hotels are full until November.”Said Ivošević and emphasized that the great value for the image that is achieved by being present in international guides for restaurants must not be neglected.It is with this goal that Ivošević and Neuhuber personally visited the Michelin guide in Paris three years ago, which has included successful Istrian and Croatian restaurants in its global test program since 2017 with the support of the Croatian Ministry of Tourism. The results are known and concrete, and so it is Restaurant MICHELIN’S star was officially awarded, in Istria got its Michelin guide.Istria’s tourist success is not accidental, success happens to those who fight, who challenge it, who take risks and take action, while others stagnate and whine that it is impossible.Teran Re 2008 from Roxanich winery is “Croatian wine of the year”At the initiative of the ART RedaktionsTeam, Gault Millau included fourteen wineries from Croatia for the first time in his wine guide for 2018, six of them Istrian. In addition, Teran Re 2008 from the Roxanich winery in Istria was named “Croatian Wine of the Year”.Gault Millau tasters awarded at least one chef’s cap for 24 restaurants in Istria and 9 restaurants in Kvarner.Restaurant overview with at least one Gault Millau chef’s capcenter_img <br />
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first_imgThe final of the A McLean Bookmakers 525 is the feature race at tonight’s greyhound racing at Lifford Stadium.The meeting also features the semi-finals of the €200 Track Buster 525 and first round heats of the Buy a Buster 575.There are 12 races on the card and the runners are (first race 8.00pm): Race 1 (350 yards): 1, Cairn Maeve; 2, Imperial Falcon; 3, Fernhill Scolari; 4, Layas Girl; 5, Gabby’s Tango; 6, Nosey Paul.Race 2 Booking Office 350 (350 yards): 1, Tobar na Maithir; 2, Tons of Speed; 3, Quare Cash; 4, Tober Scolari; 5, Dingle Daley; 6, Lovely Myles.Race 3 €200 Track Buster 525 semi-final (525 yards): 1, Spotty Totty; 2, Pipeline Jean; 3, Tydon Marquis; 4, Quare Flame; 5, Supersonic; 6, Swanson Rosette.Race 4 €200 Track Buster 525 semi-final (525 yards): 1, Flaming Ember; 2, Calcutta Queen; 3, Fernhill Dice; 4, On the Snaff; 5, Some Effort; 6, Tommylees Buddy. Race 5 Lifford €15 Special 350 (350 yards): 1, Nosey Taz; 2, Blackstone Hugh; 3, Whoop Whoop; 4, Uncle Lez; 5, Colarhouse Bound; 6, Random Maeve.Race 6 Ultimate Dining Experience 525 (525 yards): 1, Altmore Rose; 2, Maid of More; 3, Shaneboy Rocky; 4, Deerpark Kitty; 5, Goodinthehood; 6, Fridays Maybe.Race 7 Lifford €10 Sizzler Deal 525 (525 yards): 1, Mongys Flyer; 2, Paddock Paula; 3, Smurfing Convoy; 4, Fridays Brett; 5, Altmore Champ; 6, Tahina Ace.Race 8 Donegal for Sam 525 (525 yards): 1, Nosey Meg; 2, Flaming Jenny; 3, Smurfing Manx; 4, Bleu Paradise; 5, Crossleigh Thyme; 6, Another Choice.Race 9 A McLean Boomakers 525 Final (525 yards): 1, Aughduff Murt; 2, Westwood Lee; 3, Tahina Kellie; 4, Turbine Tulip; 5, Thrill Me; 6, Dartrey Snow. Race 10 Buy a Buster 575 round one, heat one (575 yards): 1, Raughlan Blaze; 2, Total Motion; 3, Hanoras Dream; 4, Mr Bishop; 5, Glebe Flyer; 6, Helens Magic.Race 11 Buy a Buster 575 round one, heat two (575 yards): 1, Kingsmill Aguero; 2, Blackmagic Woman; 3, Mongys Girl; 4, Dynamo Millar; 5, Deerpark Youngin; 6, Garlyn Patch.Race 12 Buy a Buster 575 round one, heat three (575 yards): 1, Corrin Ruby; 2, Highview Ruler; 3, Dirt Bird; 4, Leosal; 5, Take Cover; 6, Gortkelly Turbo.GREYHOUND RACING: TONIGHT’S LIFFORD CARD was last modified: September 19th, 2014 by johngerardShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:cardgreyhoundLiffordRacinglast_img read more