Hawlemont’s HAY teacher and 6th grade teacher are planning a collaboration that would help 6th graders address a growing global issue. With a growing population and limited space, how do we minimize our footprint without impeding production? The 6th grade class will examine the impact a growing population has on an ecosystem while considering how we can actively reduce our effect on the environment.
Students will use mathematical knowledge, in measurement, ratio, and geometry to design and build their own vertical gardens. In addition, they will address 6th grades standards of Engineering and Design and Materials and Tools. Furthermore, the vertical gardens will provide exposure to alternate food production options to our students and family while simultaneously producing crops for the school to use in the cafeteria and farmer’s market.