Cleveland Public Schools Horticulture Program

WBOE Radio Lesson: Summer Garden Care

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Program Length: 11:42 min.

Description: In this radio lesson, Cleveland Public Schools horticulture teachers Mr. Jack Durell, a.k.a. "The Mr. Scrooge of weed control at Benjamin Franklin School garden," and Mr. Leslie Beamish instruct students in grade 3-6 on caring for their school garden in the summer after it is planted. The objectives of this spring radio lesson are:

  1. To learn the cultural practices needed to grow a successful garden.
  2. To learn the correct procedure for thinning plants seeded in a row.
  3. To master the metric ruler in lineal measurements.

Quote from lesson: "Weeds are garden robbers."

This recording is from the "Green Thumb Club" series of radio horticulture lessons, broadcasted by W.B.O.E., 90.3FM for students in the Cleveland Public Schools Horticulture Program in the 1960's through the 1970's. The recordings were donated to Cleveland State University Library by Dr. Peter J. Wotowiec.

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