Building on hands-on learning momentum

The Vegetable Project organized the kind of day at Myers Middle School yesterday that we bet educators, kids and parents alike would like to see more of – quite full of doing and touching and preparing for tasting and experiencing. And we have so many more days like this on the drawing board.

Won’t you please help make them a reality?

We led 125 eighth graders on Monday in turning plastic milk jugs into miniature greenhouses, with hands-on engagement every inch of the way. And in doing so, we created a variety of tactile experiences that we know are not part of many kids’ routines. We offered a small introduction to how a greenhouse works. We set the stage for thinking about how living organisms adapt to different environments. And we put pieces in place for a series of meaningful follow-up opportunities through June, ranging from tasting to transplanting to stimulating artistic expression.

So, how can you help? By joining us when we work with kids. By pitching in with garden care when the growing season arrives. By spreading word of our efforts. By joining the team that is organizing an open house in early May. By buying High Mowing Organic Seeds from us through Friday, March 18. By sponsoring a garden bed for the summer. By becoming the Vegetable Project’s 2022 Growing Season Sponsor, making helping to underwrite construction of a garden shed for us by students at Albany High School’s Abrookin Career & Technical Center and seeing your name on the shed for many years to come or arranging to make ongoing monthly financial contributions.

Many thanks to all for supporting us for more than 12 years now. Please help us build on the momentum.

–Bill Stoneman

Comments are closed.