Digging into Agriculture
This third grade boy had little to no experience gardening before coming to the Cornville Regional Charter School in Cornville, ME. He, like many third grade boys has loads of energy and enthusiasm for learning about this world by doing, and struggles sitting at a desk completing worksheets.
The Agriculture Education class he receives each week gives him an opportunity to be both in and out of the classroom; using his body and mind in learning about food, farming, and nutrition.
In this picture, the boy is working very hard with other classmates to turn the soil in our raised bed and to incorporate the compost. He is helping to prepare the raised bed for a sweet potato plant the class sprouted as a project.
As the boy and other students worked in the soil, they discovered earthworms, spiders, and other compost critters. The students enjoyed picking up the earthworms and seeing if they could identify the head from the tail.
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