Green Lyfe offers a program “Organic Gardening Scientist Program”, which is designed for children in grade levels K-12. It provides agriculture and environmental science education, leadership and life skills development through fun and creative activities. The “Organic Gardening Scientist Program” is committed to helping the youth to become organic gardeners and responsible citizens capable of making positive contributions to their community, school and family.
The “Organic Gardening Scientist Program” is an after school program. This program is taught inside as well as outside of the classroom. Students learn the fundamentals in home gardening, which include different ways of growing produce, and the pros and cons of home gardening. Students also conduct different organic gardening related experiments. Schools have the option of constructing an outside organic garden of 2 or more raised beds, or the school can choose to do in class demonstrations.
Topics the Children are Learning:
What is the meaning of Organic?
What should you wear?
What’s the difference between dirt and soil?
What is compost? How to make compost?
Where do seeds come from? How to selecting seeds?
v What are Organic Seeds?
v What is a hybrid seed?
v What is an heirloom seed?
v What is a GMO SEED?
Saving your seeds
Sprouting your seeds
What’s a Transplant?
Exploring raised beds
How to make a raised bed
Ray J. Muhammad, Certified Organic Gardening Specialist
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