We were recently invited to facilitate planting workshops with local Primary 5 and Primary 6 classes to fit in with their Eco Day.
After a bit of a lesson from Charles about what a seed actually is and why it is that way, we launched into an investigation of Seed Identification!
Seeds can be deceptive, but all teams passed with flying colours. The game fuelled some interesting discussion around seed characteristics and how differences in seeds lead to different characteristics once they grow into plants.
Then we moved on to the planting! Students could choose between cress, spinach, or mixed greens and were taken through the planting, care, and maintenance of their plants.
We’re pleased to report that, much to the excitement of the students involved, seeds began sprouting the next week! Each student was able to take home their planted pots to share with their family along with recipe ideas to cook up their healthy treats once the time comes. We also planted several classroom systems so the students could continue to stretch their green thumbs during the school day.