KinderGardeners Grow Food (video)

Join the P.S. 107 KinderGardeners as they explore the magic of growing. These tiny urban farmers plant, tend, and eat their favorite veggies and herbs while learning about reading, writing and science. Observing the process of growth gives the children an opportunity to learn about botany but also an appreciation for the foods served and a curiosity to try new things. Itís delightful to see these gardeners enjoy the fruits of their work!

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26 comments

KS Goh
KS Goh3 years ago

Thanks for the article.

David Nuttle
Past Member 3 years ago

Our charity, NPI, has developed a miniature school garden (w. 3.5 ft. x 15 ft. footprint) that demonstrates biosecure poultry production using quail, algalculture to grow algae for Tilapia fish in an aquaculture model, plus an aquaculture system to grow vegetables, & a drip-irrigation unit to grow Grain Amaranth for flour, and to feed the quail. If there is not enough classroom space for this model, NPI can provide a small, insulated greenhouse using a biochar kiln for heat. By adding biochar to the grow-beds, crop yields more than double. Kids love caring for birds & fish as well as plants. Teachers like the models because they help teach science, biodiversity, farming, environmental concerns, math, nutrition/ balanced meals, and so on. The kids & teachers then help to improve the parents gardening/ farming techniques.

Mandi A.
Amanda Adams4 years ago

Great idea. Good for them.

Victoria Pitchford
Vicky P.4 years ago

haha, cute. It's great for them to learn, I hope they like it it enough that maybe they will want their parents to grow stuff

Diana Pelayo
Diana Pelayo4 years ago

GREAT !

Judith Emerson
Judith Emerson4 years ago

The experience of growing their own food nurtures the children's spirits in so many ways! :D :D :D :D :D

Brenda Towers
Brenda Towers4 years ago

This is excellent. Children learn quickly by example.

Anna Ballinger
Anna Ballinger4 years ago

How awesome! I hope more schools will follow in this school's footsteps. Children need to learn about healthy eating at an early age. What better way than to grow your own food.

Norma V.
Norma Villarreal4 years ago

Exposure to gardening, healthy foods, and taking ownership for the end results....great idea and process!

Lin Moy
Lin M4 years ago

I think most k. classes plant something. Our kids bring their plant home to watch grow.