More than half of students from low‑income households
$0 still needed
The Edible Learning Garden
My students need tools such as the test kits, pick, pots, fork and tiles to grow their vegetables and maintain their plants in the garden.
Nurturing and caring for the earth while young can foster a lifelong love for the environment. With advancement in technology, motivation has shifted to a digital age and students have slowly minimized their outdoor experiences.
The majority of the students in my class are disadvantaged and come from a financially struggling household.
Students in my class include general education students and students with special needs. Each of these students learn interactively and and thrive on hands-on opportunities.
Additionally, many of the students have limited funds to go on field trips and opportunities to explore nature as a source of learning outside of the classroom is a challenge.
Students have started a small garden to help them build critical thinking skills, encouraging them to solve problems and learn how to work together in addition to caring for their environment. Many of my students need the opportunities to feel how important they can be in making a difference individually and as a team.
My students need tools such as the test kits, pick, pots, fork and tiles to grow their vegetables and maintain their plants in the garden. The resources provided through this grant will allow my students to further explore and build upon their curiosity to care for their environment. Many of the resources requested will motivate students to develop inquiry through nature and in turn build a relationship with the environment they live in.
The garden serves as an opportunity to learn.
I would like to continue to nurture students inquiry by providing students with analyzers and testing kits to check soil levels before planting in the garden. They can question how soil can grow in gel using the gel growing kit. The pitchfork, shovel and pots will help us continue to maintain the growing plants while the compost kit will help students to visually see how amazing composting can nurture our environment.
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