From Seed to Table

BY Wendy Moore

Harwich Elementary School

Project Description
Harwich Elementary has 8 beds that we are able to use for planting. The plan is to have students and all grade levels start seeds and seedlings in the spring inside, harden them off and then plant them in the beds. The students will tend to the plants by weeding and watering. When they are ready to be harvested, the class will harvest them and the school cafeteria will use them in the school lunches. Or, the students that planted them will have a sampling day that will be tied to a math or literacy activity.

How will the project be evaluated (e.g. how will you gauge its success)
Success would be every student who participates experiencing how to grow their own food as well as experiencing a new healthy food to eat.

Benefit to the students and the school
Students will understand the plant cycle and what plants need to grow. They will learn responsibility in taking care of their garden bed.

Timeline of Project (when will you do the project, if applicable)
We will have two times to harvest. June will be for example, snap peas and lettuce and September will be watermelon and pumpkins.