Help me give my students the supplies we need to start seeds in the classroom so they can observe the growing process on a daily basis.
This project expired on October 11, 2019.
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Our school is located in a community in Florida. We are a Title I school with nearly 80% of our enrollment qualifying for free and reduced-price lunch. Our students primarily come from low-income families who struggle to provide fresh healthy meals to their children.
While the school provides breakfast for all, and all meals follow federal nutrition guidelines, the students do not know how to make the best choices for healthy meals.
With the soaring statistics about childhood obesity, now is the time to educate the children on how to eat well for proper nutrition. For this reason, I have created and maintain an edible garden so students can taste freshly grown produce.
Students are naturally curious and seeing plants grow before their eyes will spark their interest. First, we will plant our seeds in the Growlab indoor garden for constant daily care and observation. We'll use the vermiculate and peat pots for planting the marigold and sunflower seeds.
The seedlings will then be transplanted by the students to the outdoor garden.
Imagine being able to observe the relationship between flowers and pollinators as they find a new home in our garden! The children will learn that bees and butterflies are essential for the pollination of the various fruits and vegetables that will be planted over the course of the school year. This will ensure the success of our vegetable garden!
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