Earth Day Tip: Teach Gardening

May 8th, 2018 · 35 mins 48 secs

About this Episode

Welcome to Spring 2018, everyone!  I hope your plants are growing and things are greening up in your neck of the woods.  It is almost time to get into the garden!  Before we start talking about that, I want to revisit Earth Day 2018, which occurred on April 22, 2018. That seems like a lifetime ago, doesn't it?  During the week leading up to Earth Day, students hear a lot about recycling and green technology and love for the planet.  A few years ago, I started going to schools to teach students about plants and gardening during Earth Day Week and Arbor Day Week.  I wanted students to see gardening in a different light and get excited about growing their own plants!

This podcast is quite a bit different than other podcasts because you get to be part of the crowd of kindergarten students as I teach them about gardening! As part of Earth Day Week, I wanted to make a real impact on students' lives.  A few years ago, I decided the best thing to do is to teach gardening and let students get their hands dirty and grow some plants.  This year, I went to a local elementary school and presented about the three basic elements needed for gardening: light, water and soil. For those of you who want to make a difference in a student’s life while helping the planet, my Earth Day Tip: Teach Gardening.

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