Mr. Mark McCauley from Hamilton County Water and Soil Conservation came and talked wit the students about how a hamburger is connected back to the soil. He also shared the three a model of the three different types of soils that are found in Hamilton County.
The students also had the chance to decorate and plant a sunflower seed. During this station they learned some fun facts about this rapid growing plant and how important it is to tend to it every day.
Finally, students were able to pick a fruit, vegetable or flower seed to plant in a plant starter. Here they learned about the importance of using a grow lamp to help support the plant's growth. They also learned a variety of vocabulary terms such as seed, sprout, and photosynthesis. In addition to planting their favorite seed, they discovered that the harvest time varies amongst the particular plant and that the optimal planting time is relevant as well.
Upon conclusion of the day, students took home their self-created pots and a recording journal for their sunflowers to record what is happening once week. What a wonderful group of gardners! Next week we are painting signs and tending to the garden by pulling all the debri that