Why Do We Garden? | Foster

I had so much fun today with my students at Foster 🙂 today marked the first week of classes for a new unit so we mostly discussed the purpose of gardening. Instead of me boring them with a list, I decided to ask them what they thought.

Here are my students’ top answers, from Kindergarden to 5th grade:

– to grow food
– to be healthy
– to eat fresher food
– to add oxygen to air (I added that local produce reduces air pollution by reducing use of trucks to import produce.)

Then we reviewed a few garden rules before exploring the garden. What fun we had, finding rolly pollies (which we put in the compost pile). We even found a monarch butterfly!!!