Lesson 7: Garden Deliverables
Now that the garden is in, and the plants are planted, the hard work begins … maintaining the garden as well as assessing and preparing for garden deliverables (fruits, vegetables, flowers …). It will be important to conduct research on specific aspects related to the plants in the garden, create a plan, divide the tasks, and implement the plan. This will give students a great sense of accomplishment, as they will be a vital part in planning for stewardship of the Garden. Research has shown that this can establish a great sense of self, a connection to nature, and lays a foundation for healthy eating for life … “children who grow vegetables eat vegetables”.
Center for Urban Resilience, "Lesson Plan - Garden Deliverables" (2021). Module 10: Garden Ecology. 5.