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  • September 26, 2021 5:02 PM | Jane Hiller (Administrator)

    Sallie Sharpe, in Columbia, generously shares monthly gardening tips with Green Step Schools. She recommends planting lettuce now by filling a container with drainage holes with one part Sungro to two parts Black Kow Compost. Pat the soil down before spreading the lettuce seeds on top of the soil and very lightly covering them with soil. Keep the soil moist. After the seedlings appear, only water when your finger feels dry one inch below the surface. Now add a small amount of Osmocote (high in nitrogen) and organic garden tone  (to add calcium, magnesium, slow release fertilizer and micro nutrients.) Remember that crops must be fed if you want them to grow (Osmocote every three months and garden tone every month for the best greens.)  Clip your greens with scissors as you need them, Leave 4-5 inches each time and they will keep growing back. You will have salad all winter. Thanks for the tips, Sallie!

  • November 11, 2020 9:23 AM | Jane Hiller (Administrator)

    Fifteen Cola City Homeschool students entered the America Recycles Day RETHINK Contest. Shown here are 4 of their projects.

  • November 11, 2020 9:16 AM | Jane Hiller (Administrator)

    Students at Harmony School worked together to make a diorama of animals on their school property from upcycled materials.

  • September 28, 2020 4:27 PM | Jane Hiller (Administrator)

    SC DHEC’s “Action for a Cleaner Tomorrow” curriculum supplement offers virtual inquiry-based and highly engaging environmental presentations and teacher workshops. The K-12 presentations which are aligned to SC Science Standards integrate Science and Engineering Practices (SEPs.)

    Email Angie Perry to schedule a virtual presentation for any grade or a virtual teacher workshop for your school.

  • September 28, 2020 4:05 PM | Anonymous

    SC Forestry Commission Education Staff have developed virtual live hikes at Harbison State Forest as an engaging way for elementary students to learn about forestry and natural resources. All programs are free, typically last 25 minutes, and include a student worksheet to be completed during the hike.

  • September 21, 2020 3:33 PM | Anonymous

    Creating posters about keeping SC litter free is a good way for students to fulfill the “teach others” requirement for a Green Step School “Protect: Litter Prevention” project. See the state winning posters from last school year here and read about this year’s contest here.

  • June 07, 2020 1:01 PM | Anonymous

    H.E. Corley Elementary School documented their 2020 school projects and showed how parents and students continued those environmental lessons at home while school was closed.

    H.E. Corley ES Power Point Summary 2019-2020.pdf

  • June 07, 2020 12:54 PM | Anonymous

    Bluffton Middle School’s Green Step School Club documented an impressive first year.

  • June 07, 2020 12:42 PM | Anonymous

    Holy Trinity Catholic School is new to Green Steps this year but has been active for several years in the “From Seeds To Shoreline” student marsh restoration program at North Inlet-Winyah Bay Reserve. EV Bell from Sea Grant leads student activities and teaches planting techniques. And Reserve staff lead vegetation sampling, water quality testing and marsh habitat explorations. 



701 Gervais St., Suite 150-538

Columbia, SC 29201-3066


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