El Nuevo Sol Learning Garden/Lesson Plan 1

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Goals[edit | edit source]

Garden Goal: To weed and till garden area

Teaching Goal: Establish relationships with the kids, teach about what a plant needs to live, what a weed is, how/why we till

Activities[edit | edit source]

Introductions (30 minutes)[edit | edit source]

A: Angela and Dessie introduce themselves and the project

B: Make name tags and draw favorite fruit and vegetable

C: Name game (everyone says name and does a movement) and talk about favorite fruit and vegetable

Why is it important to eat fruit and veggies? Why do you like them? (10 minutes)[edit | edit source]

A: They are healthy, you can grow them, they taste good

What do plants need to grow? (draw each thing on a big roll of paper) (20 minutes)[edit | edit source]

A: Air, Water, Soil, Space to grow, Time, and Love…

B: Soil! Soil needs to have nutrients and no weeds in it

Go outside and ask what needs to be done to the garden (5 minutes)[edit | edit source]

A: Talk about what a weed is (any plant that you don’t want to grow in your garden) and how we pull them out (from the roots)

B: Tilling (gives air to soil and loosens it so that seedling roots can easily go deeper into the soil and the shoots can easily push up)

WORK IN GARDEN! (1 hour)[edit | edit source]

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Supplies[edit | edit source]

  • index cards and string for nametags
  • markers/crayons
  • nutrient rich organic soil
  • trowels
  • hoes
  • white role of paper