Building a Garden

  • Location
    Portola Valley, California
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The Problem

The nature kids want to build, plant, and maintain a garden for our school community. They would like to bring joy the human community members, help the birds, bees, and butterflies, and contribute to cleaning the air in our community.

Our Plan

We have a lot to learn before we can build and plant our garden. First grade students will study measurement in math, and build models of the garden beds they would like to create. Through this process they will solve problems and make adjustments to decide on what type of garden we will make. In science they are mapping the sun, and they will figure out what type of plants they can plant based on the amount of sun we get throughout the day. We will then bring in organic farming experts to teach us about how to protect our plants and wildlife when planting a garden. Once we have learned all of this and more, we will take on a building project with the help of a woodworking expert, then planting, and celebrating!

Themes Addressed

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    Community Enhancement

The Benefit

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