Everyone needs to eat! Healthy choices, however, are not always readily available. Four mobile tower gardens (fast growing pyramids of 28 plants) will be rotated through all elementary school cafeterias to engage 6th grade students in nutrition, hands-on food prep and healthy eating. In two ‘growing seasons’ at each school, basil will be harvested to flavor a homemade marinara sauce and cilantro will be added to a tropical salad of melon, pineapple and mango. Vitamins and minerals, measuring, and following recipes are just a few of the useful subjects covered in this green learning experience.
Submitters: Barbara Mechura, Erica Iverson, Rachel Valesano