Green club used recycled milk boxes to use as containers to germinate various types of seeds.
School Yard Greening
We have been teaching students about growing their own food from seeds in our very own vegetable garden, using compostable materials that students collect from classrooms and staffrooms.It was fun for the kids to see a pumpkin grow all by itself from last years compost pile!
The Grade 3/4 class used our old raised beds to plant beans and peas. The peas provided a bumper harvest on the last day of school. We learned that beans really can't take any cold and should have been planted later. Students also learned that we should weed more regularly.
Plant a wildlife garden. All you need is:
1. a little space, even a few pots can make a garden
2. put up a birdfeeder
3. include a water feature such as a bird bath
4. plant hardy native to your region plants.
Ask each child to bring in an empty orange juice or milk jug container. Cut two medium-sized holes on each side of the container. Punch two holes in the top of the container and use wire or string to make a hanger on top.