School Organic Garden is an important education programme for our youths!
During ancient time not many people could afford to learn in school. However, many people have learnt successfully through practical experiences from their own daily lives. For example: Housewives knew how to cook delicious meal naturally without reading a cookbook or attending any cookery class.
When we were very little we learnt how to sit, walk and run naturally from our home education without studying theory. I believed "Hands on Experience" is easier to put into practise, because there is always a distance between the theory and the reality.
These days, children are fortunate in certain country. Such as in Singapore, they have a total new vision on educational learning methods. I can only admire the current kids, because our time is over.
Those days, during our studies, we had to learn everything from text books. What I could recalled is only one Primary science project with Mung bean plant growth on cotton wool.
Today, after more than 40 years, I choose to redo the same project and a new project with Alfalfa sprouting on cotton wool. This time I approach it in a different manner. Because I have learnt from practise that, good dried beans seeds can be sprouted with 100% success rate; after soaking one night in the water.
Your school organic garden projects can be done either through an after school extra curriculum activities (E.C.A.) in workshop style; or simply include into the science subject.
Gardening with kids can be very fun and interesting. Children can learn very fast, especially when they are in their primaries. How plants grow; and how to manage seeds are basic things that they will learn naturally once it is put into practise.
If you include practical programmes into your school activities; then theory can be blended in naturally. And the school children would love their subjects more, when they can understand well from their visible materials.
Organising a frugal garden (low cost, spray free, top quality) in school from scratch is; to encourage students to use every source they can get from the nature or in the school.
In my opinion, gardening is a piece of interesting art. And it is connected to every corner of our life.
By teaching the Primary to Secondary children to recognise their original friendly nature, and the importance in reservation of the natural resources; and how to use them efficiently, you are not only helping them to understand how to garden; but also helping them to learn skills on how to care; to communicate effectively, to love; to respect; to share; to be constructive; to be contented; to be creative; to be co-operative; to be diplomatic; to be discipline; to be honest; to be patient; to be positive; to be responsible; to be self-motivated; to be thankful; to be tolerant and so on. And these are the great knowledge's that they can apply to their entire life.
School Organic Garden Diary Task:
A gardening diary is important for both the kids and teachers to drop down their useful evidence during their work. These notes can be written in the yearly school report.
Your DIY school gardening projects can be arranged in the following three levels:
Why 3 levels? Because you will discover different types of insects at different place, different time, with different humidity and different temperature. And the plants would behave differently according to the change of environment.
When school organic garden is built; both teachers and students will gain the following benefits:
School organic garden adventure is for children; students; and teachers. Home Garden Projects are for all the senior students like us; learning from home. Join me?
More Natural Gardening Projects