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Plant-astic Bulletin Boards!

Hello Educators & welcome!

Our You Are a Gardener® children’s book, SEL platform, our #PullYourWeeds® Blog, & educational programs are all rooted in spreading the seeds of positive change and fostering a brighter future together. Our mission begins by nurturing self-confidence, self-love, and self-respect within ourselves before extending these qualities to others.

By cultivating a calm and confident mindset, we can become catalysts for positive change (gardeners) in our world. Choosing to stay rooted in peaceful and positive thoughts helps us to sow the seeds of everlasting, positive change.

By focusing on the present moment, rather than worrying about the past or worrying about the future (the weeds), allows us to remain grounded in a more mindful mindset. While Staying rooted in gratitude and joy (our flowers) helps us to stay grounded and keep our thoughts on a positive path.  

By embracing healthy coping mechanisms and choosing healthy activities to build confidence and keep us calm (our gardening tools) helps nurture our personal growth and can inspire others to embrace these positive transformations (our seeds).

Together, as gardeners, we can spread the seeds of love, kindness, empathy, inclusivity and respect. We can foster healthier, stronger relationships, and work together to create a more compassionate and understanding world.

-->We also love anything rooted in gardening...Scroll down for Plant-astic Bulletin Board Ideas & to download a FREE SEL Activity Pack For Your Classroom!

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Plant-astic Bulletin Boards

If you are an educator, you know how important those classroom and hallway bulletin boards are. They boost morale, add color and cheer to the learning environment, represent your classroom, and share information with the larger school community. If you are looking to introduce or encourage gardening in your school or classroom, we've compiled some really amazing and plant-astic bulletin boards and some helpful tips to help you conquer those boards with confidence and creativity!

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Involve the larger school community by making an interactive bulletin boards. Black paper can make a wonderful faux chalkboard, staple a plastic or paper cup to fill with the writing utensils of your choice, and there you go! Easy, interactive bulletin board!

I M A G E S :

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T I P S & T R I C K S :

Sometimes coming up with new bulletin boards can be a big undertaking. With the size and shape - it can be a little unwieldy to roll out the paper and make your board look neat. We've got a few tips and tricks to make that process a little easier!

Gather more than enough paper. Bulletin boards automatically look neater when there isn't a patchwork of randomly cut paper. Most bulletin boards can be covered using 2 pieces of big roll paper. Re-roll the paper that you took and unroll as you staple to the board. It keeps the paper in a more manageable state where it's less likely to crease, rip, fall, etc.

If you're running low on paper, go simple! Use the raw cork board to your advantage. Don't have a big roll of paper? Utilize small paper and create a background that's multicolored, checkerboard, tiled - the possibilities are endless!

Hide your cut edges. Cutting paper in a straight line is tougher than it looks! Utilize the perfectly straight edges of the paper to your benefit. Tuck any cut edges under the pristine edge - leaving you with a clean, finished look! Border is also a great way to finish your boards! It covers any rough edges and adds an extra splash of color to your design. Pro tip: keep your used border! It may have some staple holes, but will hold up for more than just one use!

Lay out your lettering. Often times, people want to staple everything on immediately! Take a couple extra minutes to lay out your letters and figure out what arrangement looks best.

Get your students involved. This seems like a given, but often the best decorations are made by your students! Design your boards around the work that they are creating - it's a great way to showcase their creativity and represent your classroom!


What are your tips and tricks of the trade? Drop us a line by tagging us in your photos or sending them right to our inbox!


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