Imagine growing your own food and eating it for lunch. This is something that can work successfully at our school. It will be a perfect learning experience for the students of my class as well as students in our early childhood school. We will be receiving gardening tools, seeds, and soil to help bring back life to an area of our school dedicated to be a garden where we can plant fruits, vegetables, and flowers. When the time is right for harvesting, we can use the crops for our school lunch. This project will have a lasting impact for many years to come and hopefully inspire other schools to adopt a similar philosophy of educating students to make smart choices and remain active to live a happy and healthy life.
Growing your own crops is a rewarding experience I want my students to partake in. It's not every day students in the city can say they grew their own food and ate it for lunch. At our vegetarian school, our students have the opportunity to learn about agriculture as early as the pre-k years.
In our playground, there's a garden where our children can go explore and play in a sandbox our principal built. The garden isn't utilized to its fullest potential, which was why I found the need to create a project. In a few days, these materials will be delivered to our school. I am seeking advice and tips to ensure that our garden project will be successful. There are many large pots scattered throughout our playground as well as space in the front of our school that can also be utilized for gardening as well.
Our school is in New York City. Right now, the weather in NYC is fluctuating. The temperature can range from the 10°s to the 40°s (Fahrenheit).
Again, any tips and advice would be helpful. I'll update with more pictures of the space we have to work with. Below are the resources and tools we will be getting in the next two weeks.
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- When is the ideal time/temperature to begin this project?
- Are there any recommended plants we should begin with?