Since we started planting our first seeds about 4 months ago our garden has been growing incredibly.
One feels so proud seeing the vegetables, herbs, flowers, trees and plants growing but even more so, to see the students grow with the project, extending their knowledge about biodiversity and natural resources.
The objective is to learn and understand better the cycles of nature, comprehending our dependency on nature and to develop a better understanding of what it means to be sustainable and how to efficiently manage natural resources.
One of the biggest successes as a teacher is to feel the excitement of the students when we go to our garden area, to see their happy faces, passionate and motivated to explore and to discover secrets of life and nature.
The students love the interactive outdoor biology and there is always something to discover; plants, soil, butterflies, lady bugs and also to observe our plants grow.
Our garden sessions are so much fun but above all, they represent an excellent opportunity for our students to learn about topics of ecology, biology, resource management, sustainability, environmental science, geography, nutrition and health.
We have harvested our first big gigantic beets, and have discovered our first big watermelon in the garden. And the best, once our vegetables are ready to harvest we explore their taste, their nutritional properties, their preparation. For example we will make pesto with the basil ready to harvest that we have grown from seeds.
“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” Benjamin Franklin