First-graders in their new garden plot
In The Washington Post today, Melissa Robinson has a great story about a teacher who is starting a vegetable garden with his first-grade class at the Kemp Mill Elementary School in Silver Spring, Maryland. Last year, teacher John Mahler had his students growing peppers and tomatoes in old peanut butter jars by the window. This year, he got help from volunteers to build a set of raised garden beds on the school grounds. His first-graders are just getting started on planting their new vegetable plot. It's a wonderful way to introduce kids to gardening and eating fresh, healthy foods. Kudos to Mr. Mahler, for starting this great project!
Read the article: "Planting Seeds of Knowledge and Health."