8th grade Green Ambassador students from Inglewood California's Environmental Charter Middle School would like to create and design a garden based lesson plan for elementary students focused on alternative energy solutions. The goal is to design a packaged lesson plan that is standard based and provides an example of how to utilize a perpetual resource in the garden. The lesson plan will be made accessible digitally to K-12 teachers and youth groups as an educational tool. If awarded the $400 mini-grant, we will use it to build a solar dehydrator as an example of an alternative energy solution. Blueprints for making your own will be included in the lesson plan as a project based activity.