For five years we have enjoyed our relationship with Grace Academy kids. We see them as first graders in May, they return as second graders in the fall with remarkable growth!
As Dallas County Master Gardeners, we spend vast amounts of time preparing for these visits and a lot of heart goes into our preparation. We introduced them to photosynthesis, seed formation, and plant identification. Their faces lit up with the wonder of it all.
Cotton is a favorite topic: how to grow it, how it’s used, and how to spin it. It’s an enthralling topic for all of us. Brush up on your knowledge of cotton here.
The children made self watering containers using recycled water bottles. A Hyacinth Bean seed is planted in each container. It’s important to talk about seeds and the energy they have to create a new plant.
After all, every beginning starts with a seed.