Vertical Garden

  • Location
    Sherman Oaks, California
  • Status
  • Age Level
    5 to 7 Years

The Problem

My class would like to create a vertical garden that beautifies the back wall of our classroom. The wall has metal grids that would be a perfect place to hang plant pots with hooks. The self-watering planter is made of high-quality PP plastic, which is light, strong, and durable. The flowerpot has a smooth surface, good load-bearing capacity, and is not easy to deform. Unlike my plant box, these pots can be temporarily removed and taken homes by my students during long breaks such as Winter or Summertime. I really like the self-water feature of these pots. The inner basket of the flowerpot has a cotton rope, which can provide enough water for the plants through the principle of penetration and water absorption; the excess water is stored at the bottom of the planter and provided to our plants when needed. The class and I also plan to grow many vegetables and fruits that are enjoyable in salads and snacks. These plants would look great in the vertical space.

Our Plan

The grant will be used to purchase several packets of Erfo 7 Pack Self Watering Hanging Planters from Amazon and vegetable and fruit seedlings and peat pellet fiber plants from Amazon or the local garden store. The project is successful when we can harvest the produce and enjoy such delicious salads. We can measure the growth and keep weekly growth data. We can also make graphs using the data we'd collect.

Themes Addressed

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    Water Pollution & Conservation

The Benefit

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Here is how the project went:

We achieve our goal of creating a vertical garden.

Through this project I/we learned:

We learned to work together and enjoyed our fruit of labor.

What I/we might change:

We might want to use vegetable plants rather than succulent plants.

My/our favorite part of this project was:

Our favorite part is working with one another.

Some tips, tricks or fun facts about the project:

One tip is to be patient with ourselves and our work since it takes time for the plant to grow.

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