The Green Desk

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The Green Desk is an online resource for early childhood educators, childcare providers, administrators, and professionals seeking the latest information to create high quality, healthy outdoor environments for young children. See the full Green Desk at: http://naturalearning.org/greendesk

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How do I drain a wet, muddy play area? This Green Desk post gives some great ideas.

Draining Wet, Muddy Areas

How to paint tire planters - this post has great tips and tricks for making these durable and kid-friendly planters!

Tire Planters

Growing edibles in containers: lots of helpful information on this Green Desk post!

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Creative container gardening ideas and helpful tips!

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Impressionist themed garden - plant a garden to be painted! For more theme ideas, see this Green Desk post.

Theme Gardens

Fairy themed garden - for other children's garden theme ideas, see this Green Desk post!

Theme Gardens

Alphabet themed garden - Plus more ideas for theme gardens on this Green Desk post

Theme Gardens

Activity ideas for wintry days

Winter Play

What does it take to make a GREAT preschool sand play? Here are our tips and guidelines.

Sand Play Areas: Design

How do I select, arrange, purchase, and manage plants for my outdoor learning environment? Check out this Green Desk post to find out.

Selecting, Installing, and Managing Plants

Tree cookies for everyone! Ideas of how to prepare and incorporate tree cookies into an outdoor learning environment.

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Installing Stepping Stones

Installing Stepping Stones

Installing Stepping Stones

Installing Stepping Stones