"Farm to Table"
Our Kindergarten class and grades 1-5 at the Wallenpaupack South Elementary School have started a project motivated by "Carton2Garden".
We have called our project Farm to Table with the idea of planting vegetables, herbs, and flowers. The flowers will be planted in the school gardens and the produce fromt he vegetables will be given to the local food pantry. We hope to see our flowers bloom outside the school by the end of the summer!
Kindergarten has been caring for their tomato plants since they planted them from seed in January. Today they asked for donations for their plants to give all the proceeds to the local Food Pantry. The children were thrilled to have the parents and teachers buy their plants. All 18 were sold! Hurray for us!
In January, we (kindergarten) planted tomato plants for our "Farm to Table" community service project.
We had to transplant the small plants several times to help them grow larger. The plants are now big enough to plant in the garden and also to sell to the public for donations for the Food Pantry. We are very excited about our accomplishment!
This is a short video compiling the project from start to finish.
As you can see it was a cohesive group effort.
Wonderful learning, great cooperation and fantastic student and teacher effort.
Thanks to all that helped make this project a great one!
Our beans are growing! We have purple and green string beans growing three and four inches long. Yum!
We planted grass to shape our oceans for our Green Earth. The grass has begun growing, but still needs lots of TLC.
Mr. Leighton jumps in to help us with watering our grass! And Mrs. Toppi is always there to document our progress! Thank you for your helping hands!
Jaymison Ostrowski, a First Grader, shared a plant project he had created for the Science Fair. He explained how seeds and plants both need soil, water, and sunlight to grow. The children enjoyed learning from a peer.