Our school won a Georgia Shape School Physical and Nutrition Grant. We received $3,000 dollars to spend on a garden and have a chef come in and prepare new recipes. The recipes were voted on and will be added to the menu.
My Friend and colleague Kathy Faletto was asked to have her class and one other second grade class plant and maintain a garden. I had the honor of being that other class.
This is the story of our experience. We planted our seeds into the little pod holders and waited, and waited. My friend Mrs. Faletto's seed were turning into plants. Her husband, who is a horticulturist, came to my room and said that My seedlings might not be getting enough light and were probably not warm enough. I found a lamp and asked the custodian to hang it up where it would shine on the plants, I found an old square of material and put it underneath and on Friday afternoon, when I wouldn't suffer, I cranked my heat up as high as it would go.
This happened almost overnight! Well, over a weekend.
Then came the day for putting the soil in the planters.
On the second day we planted our little seedlings.
We took turns watering.
Then, food appeared. Our students loved their garden and loved caring for their garden.