School Yard Garden in Inner City DC

by Martha's Table
Oct 21, 2010

Celebrating Successes of the Summer

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.

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Location: Washington, DC - USA
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