Emerald Garden-Growe Foundation

    ​​​Students in every grade participate in the planning, planting, care, cultivation, harvest, and eating garden produce. Lessons take place in the Spring and Fall. ​

    Emerald works with The Growe Foundation to provide students with a living classroom,  providing students with hands-on education in food awareness and environmental sustainability. Through planting, harvesting and tasting fresh fruits and vegetables, students learn about making healthy food choices and expand their knowledge of the ecosystems we all depend on.

    The garden lessons provide a wonderful chance for kids to learn about healthy eating and nutrition, plants and gardens, cooking and cultures, and environmental sustainability. These lessons are related to the standards followed by our school district and let the kids get outside to learn these standards in a fun, hands-on way. Lessons this spring will include:

    PreK - Growing pumpkins
    Kindergarten - Shapes and maps
    1st - Growing lettuce
    2nd - Food harvesting
    3rd - Planting for market
    4th - Plants need water
    5th - Climate, weather and food
    If you would like to help in your child's garden lesson this spring, let your child's teacher know. Lessons typically last less than one hour so it's an easy way to volunteer if you don't have a lot of time. 
    To learn more about the Growe Foundation visit their website: http://growefoundation.org/

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