By Kimberly Lyons - Development and Volunteer Manager
As reported in our last update, we implemented a new garden curriculum this past summer, educating the children in our educations programs from 3 to 7 years old. Our farm and garden intern worked tirelessly with the teachers and staff to create a usable curriculum filled with photos and and garden experiences.
Just to give you a sense of what the 6-7 year olds were learning about - the following lessons plans were taught throughout the summer.
My Five Senses: Introduction and Taste
My Five Senses: Smell and Sight
My Five Senses: Touch and Hearing
My Five Senses: Review
My Five Senses: Living vs. Non-Living, Growth of a Plant
Transition to Plants and Healthy Eating: Introduction to Food Pyramid
Transition to Plants and Healthy Eating: Healthy Eating
Final Garden Lesson
The final lessons included a trip to the super market, vegetable cutting and a cooking demonstration by Demetri from food from the garden and super market. The kids were able taste what they had picked from the garden and supermarket once Demetri was done with his lesson.
Now the garden is all wrapped up for the winter but we are looking forward to another successful year educating the kids about healthy eating so they can become the next generation of nutrition advocates.
See more updates on our new website www.marthastable.org
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