As a teacher in a low-income/urban area, my students are faced with several challenges both in and out of the classroom. We are happy to announce that our community has taken the initiative to add community garden projects around our city. We are very lucky that the city has placed one of these plots across the street and has offered our center free garden plots.
As we all know it is important and beneficial to connect children to nature.
We are hoping this project encourages healthy eating habits by introducing children to where food comes from. Children will develop their fine motor skills by digging and planting as well as large motor skills by using a hoe and weeding the plants. The children will help plant, water, and take care of the garden plot which will help them learn where food comes from and have tasting to encourage healthy eating.
We are hoping this project will give our children the opportunity to BUILD skills that they would not have the opportunity to do so outside of our facility.
By donating to our project you get to help our class connect with nature through gardening. We have been donated gardening space through our city now we need your help getting the materials to garden with and the seeds to plant.
This project will give the children the opportunity to learn about the life cycle of a plant while getting first hand knowledge.
They get to plant, weed, water the garden, and most of all they will be able to eat what we plant. This will help the children learn where our food comes from which will help them become healthy eaters.
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