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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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ParentEarth.com has great videos about food for parents and pregnant women on everything from cooking and gardening to nutrition and behavior. Our mission is to answer parents' questions about food and create a world that nurtures healthy, thriving children.

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5:52AM PDT on Apr 25, 2012

Thanks for the article.

2:22PM PDT on Apr 23, 2012

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.

7:10AM PST on Dec 19, 2011

Great idea. Good for them.

1:22PM PST on Dec 3, 2011

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

4:35PM PST on Nov 24, 2011

GREAT !

9:38AM PDT on Oct 28, 2011

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

7:39AM PDT on Oct 28, 2011

This is excellent. Children learn quickly by example.

6:46AM PDT on Oct 28, 2011

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.

4:31AM PDT on Oct 28, 2011

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

6:21PM PDT on Oct 27, 2011

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

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