Knowledge of good nutrition and the connection to gardening will continue by teaching plant parts and the basic elements of plant growth. Students will understand the life cycle more strongly by starting to grow their own plants and begin preparing the garden for the growing season.
Each lesson plan is filled with discussion, hands-on experiential learning and journaling exercises. Although many of the lessons are one-hour long, they can easily be shortened to accommodate time for planting seeds in the classroom. The lessons have been organized to follow the seasons but many can be adapted to fit other times of the year.
The Growing Cycle