The Educational Partnership Foundation visited St. Cecilia’s School on Friday, June 23,2017, to present them with a $1,000 dollar grant for their Tower Garden project!
Ms. Kruchten introduced a Tower Garden to her grade 4 class to help promote healthy eating and innovative ways to teach in the classroom. The kids were very intrigued and were able to grow fresh nutrient rich food, without soil, practice measuring water with different sized containers, helping with their math skills and encouraged the students to eat healthier. Many people may think that growing a classroom garden would only have one benefit, helping towards a healthier life style, but it was an academic benefit as well.
The students were able to witness and participate in the entire growing process starting from seedling and manual population, all the way to the bolting stage, which is the final stage. This project is unique in a way that; it is a vertical garden where the seedlings grow in separate flats, the plants grow at a rapid pace and the most intriguing element, it is all done without soil. This is an amazing learning opportunity for the students, academically and in their everyday life! What’s better than learning and getting rewarded with delicious food?!
Thank you to St. Cecilia School for participating in our Citizenship in Action Program, we love seeing the students getting active in their community!