Planting More with Tucker Elementary School
The "Planting More" Project will be a brand new endeavor for the Tucker Elementary School! The "Planting More" Project's primary goals are to feed minds and bellies, with the use of an outdoor educational curriculum and outward-focused community projects. This project will revitalize the existing two gardens and hope to build and cultivate three new gardens. The Project will be rolled out to three Kindergarten classes (roughly 60 students) at Tucker Elementary. The curriculum will focus not only on the wonder of growing food - but also the reality of how we use this food to be great neighbors to those around us. The goal of the outdoor classroom will be to expose and introduce concepts such as; food access, cultural diversity and this idea of being an influential "good neighbors" by using "growing" as a medium. Students will be involved in practical and fun projects that combine the elements of the curriculum in concrete outward ways - most notably, but not limited to : a Plant Sale, a Produce Tent and a Flower Share. The produce grown in these school gardens will aim to feed 5 families within the school community who would benefit most from affordable, organic produce. Overwhelmingly, our hope is that everyone involved in this project - the students, teachers, volunteers and those receiving produce would benefit beyond measure.
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