Having a school garden is a great tool for students. Many schools do not have gardens because it is not practical for many reasons. These reasons include: the climate is too cold for an outdoor school garden during the school year, not having enough outdoor space for a garden, not having the budget for a garden, logistics issues of having one garden for the whole school, and many other reasons.
myGroFarm Deluxe or Classic our two flagship products solve many of these problems and create an ideal school garden. myGroFarms can be used inside or outside as a school garden in the science, health, or any classroom or in a common area of a school such as the cafeteria, or workshop. myGroFarm Deluxe or Classic can be setup with several myGroFarms together or just one single myGroFarm. With the Grow Light we offer, you can have a successful school garden year round. myGroFarm Deluxe is great for every level of school including preschool through college but is especially useful as an indoor high school garden.
I’m a huge fan of experiential learning instead of book learning. Many students graduate with book knowledge but have a really hard time putting that knowledge into action. Additionally, many students and teachers don’t know much about food production or where their food comes from. There seems to be a generational gap of people who do not know how to garden and how to grow food and harvest it. Preserving the harvest by drying, canning, or other methods seems to be lost on many citizens as well.
The majority of schools in the United States have seasonal climates that don’t allow for a school garden outside during the majority of the school season. In many cases, if a school does have a garden, they plant it in the Spring and have to figure out how to take care of it during the summer months when school is out. Using a myGroFarm Deluxe or Classic with a grow light solves this problem by allowing a year round school garden inside. Also, teachers and students can grow seedlings early to plant outside in the Spring. Students could even grow seedlings in a myGroFarm school garden to take home and plant in their own garden at home over the Spring, Summer, and Fall. This is great for students to “take the knowledge home” and educate their parents.
Using a myGroFarm Deluxe or Classic can really allow teachers to have a school garden right in the classroom. This has a huge advantage that each teacher can control their individual myGroFarm school garden to match their curriculum. Teachers could focus on growing vegetables to promote healthy eating. They could discuss nutrition and calories and where food comes from. Teachers could talk about herbs and medicines and how they were derived. Teachers could talk about eco-systems using a real example of a small ecosystem with plants, soil, and insects. Teachers could design a demonstration of growing healthy food to fight obesity. One option is to grow herbs to have herbal teas that the students could taste.
As you can see there are many ways to setup a school garden in the classroom with a myGroFarm Deluxe. Please suggest a myGroFarm Deluxe or classic to the teachers, students, school principals, school districts, and superintendents that you know.