Virtual Garden Visits and Sprouting Microgreens ’20-’21

  • Location
    Forest Grove, Oregon
  • Status
  • Age Level
    Any Age
  • Group Type
    K-12 School

The Problem

People need to be involved in how our food is produced. Everyone needs to have hands-on experiences with growing food in order to understand how food production can be better for people and the environment.

Our Plan

As a result of the Covid epidemic, we have been unable to visit Nana Cardoon, an urban learning farm. The owner (Charlene) has led us on weekly virtual visit to see how the farm grows and changes. She has sent us seed growing kits, made up of micro green seeds, organic soil, growing contains (used \"take home\" plastic containers) and reuse planting tool (used wooden chop stick). She has led us in planting and growing wheat grass, kale, broccoli, radish, fennel sprouts etc. We have explored the growth process and provided delicious, nutritious sprout for our families salads, sandwiches, and smoothies. In our weekly visits, Charlene has shared how she plants seedlings in her greenhouse in preparation for the coming growing seasons.

Themes Addressed

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    Food Choices
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    Industrial Agriculture
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The Benefit

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