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Greensun Assists in Victory Garden Daisy Planting
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Greensun Assembles A Kinder Garden Puzzle


All I Really Need To Know I Learned In Kindergarten
by Robert Fulghum

Most of what I really need
To know about how to live
And what to do and how to be
I learned in kindergarten.
Wisdom was not at the top
Of the graduate school mountain,
But there in the sandpile at Sunday school.

These are the things I learned:

Share everything.
Play fair.
Don’t hit people.
Put things back where you found them.
Clean up your own mess.
Don’t take things that aren’t yours.
Say you’re sorry when you hurt somebody.
Wash your hands before you eat.
Flush.
Warm cookies and cold milk are good for you.
Live a balanced life –
Learn some and think some
And draw and paint and sing and dance
And play and work everyday some.
Take a nap every afternoon.
When you go out into the world,
Watch out for traffic,
Hold hands and stick together.
Be aware of wonder.



Greensun Invited to Facilitate UGA 4-H Victory Garden Service Project

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As part of an onsite community Victory Garden with 4-H, Greensun will facilitate  a service project on May 15, 2009. Click here to see Plowing Song in Michigan State University Archives. There will be an end of the year party for 4-H members who participate in the Victory Garden service project with prizes and fun.

Click here to see the arts education V design above at North Carolina State.

Click here for enlargement of the poster photo.



Greensun Gardens Honors Jefferson as Gardener
April 13, 2009, 8:12 pm
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Here is a link to the Jefferson garden diagram.



Greensun Mission is Planet Garden

Greensun Mission Statement.

“We want our planet to be a garden, not a landfill. So we have fun developing and educating about recycling through the arts.”

Planet Garden is the Greensun Mission.  Click here to visit Planet Garden, an Eco-Friendly Resource Guide of online EE links.



Greensun Planting Day is Good Friday
Good Friday, April 10 Planting Day
Good Friday, April 10 Planting Day

Akins Feed & Seed in Griffin Georgia recommended Good Friday, April 10 as a safe planting day in the middle GA region.  Greensun will facilitate planting the community victory garden on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, April 9-11, 2009.  On Friday April 17, from 3:30-5:00 the FFA Supervised Ag Experience will have a Planting Party onsite.



Greensun Receives Victory Garden Planting Guidance

Victory Garden planting design guidance was offered  by B & B Feed and Seed specifically to meet the Georgia Region growing conditions and the location, size and layout of the victory garden. B & B generously gave a variety of seeds for the community victory garden project. 

Advice on planting dates varies. Hastings Victory Garden Seminar leader recommended planting after April 15th.  Akins Feed & Seed in Griffin Georgia recommended planting on Good Friday, April 10th.  Shawn Fry our landcape designer stated after the Canadian Geese return it is safe to plant and they have already flown over Upson County.

Planter 1
1 row crookneck squash
1 row straightneck squash
1 row zucchini
Planter 2
2 rows okra (rear)
2 rows green bush beans (front)
Planter 3
8 rows spinach
2 rows green onions
Planter 4
Lima Beans
2 rows Jackson Wonder
2 rows Fordhook
Planter 5
Eggplant (rear)
3 rows red, yellow, green bell peppers
Planter 6
Herb garden plants include Basil, dill, rosemary, lemon grass, catnip, chives, lavender and more.

Recommended for hill planting in the vegetable garden are pumpkin, canteloupe and watermelon.

Row crops include tomatoes, purple hull peas, black eyed peas, sugar snap peas, English peas, Mesclun lettuces and radishes.

Garden flowers include Skyscraper Sunflowers, Giant  Zinnias (Violet Queen & Enchantress) and Crackerjack Marigolds.



Greensun Victory Garden Receives Gerber Daisy Clean Air Plants

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NASA ranks Gerbers #4 of clean air plants

NASA ranks Gerbers #4 of clean air plants

Greensun received a truck of 30  Gerber (Botanical – Gerbera) Daisies  in assorted bright colors from a very helpful and generous local grower for the community victory garden project. Click here to see flower planting slideshow.

We are especially appreciative of the clean air impact Gerber Daisies were found to have being ranked #4 of NASA’s Top 10 Clean Air Plants.

The grower stated these flowers thrive and bloom with low nigrogen, High PK and PH between 5.5-6.  Limestone around the plants was suggested and lime in the bed.  The plants should be planted only as deep as the pots. Roots should be loosened if pot bound as these plants came from a greenhouse environment. Gerbera is from the sunflower family originating in South Africa.

 Because it is early summer, Gerbers will be planted in a sunny location, kept evenly moist in well-drained soil where they may bloom on until frost.

Click here to read why NASA ranks the Gerber Daisy on the list for plants that clean up the environment. Click here for the NASA list of top 10 clean air plants.

NASA Study: TOP 10 List of Clean Air Plants most effective in removing Formaldehyde, Benzene & Carbon Monoxide from the air

  1. Bamboo Palm
  2. Chinese Evergreen
  3. English Ivy
  4. Gerber Daisy
  5. Janet Craig
  6. Marginata
  7. Corn Plant
  8. Mother-in-law’s Tongue
  9. Pot Mum
  10. Peace Lily


Greensun Victory Garden Site Benefits from Landscape Designer

The Victory Garden project was fortunate to receive expert direction from Shawn Fry, a landscape architect in Thomaston, Georgia.  Shawn visited us onsite at the Victory Garden and designed 4 garden border plot sites for edible flowers, fruit trees and berry bushes.  He considered the topography and chose native plants that would thrive in middle Georgia. 

Plants he included in the landscape border design for the Victory Garden site included blueberries, sunflowers and strawberries for border plots.  Shawn suggested blooming flowers for pest control including marigolds.  Other flowers to highlight the entrance and sign border beds with bright colors include zinnias, lantana, verbena, daisys and sunflowers.

We appreciate Shawn’s expertise and valuable assistance on the community victory garden project. This project is partnered with the Barnesville Street Montessori School.