Teaching children about the natural world should be treated as one of the most important events in their lives. – Thomas Berry
The Raincatcher’s Garden hosted 156 children and 10 teachers and aides from Lakewood Elementary School this week as they learned about vegetables you can grow in your own garden, vermicomposting and the life cycle of worms, pumpkin math, city chickens, compost and gardening to attract butterflies.
Students were led to each garden station by happy Master Gardener volunteers like this one!
Exploring the garden with all senses is encouraged.
And just think if you can hold a red wriggler worm in your hand, the science of vermicomposting may become more interesting.
This is only a fraction of the army of Master Gardeners who helped with the field trip. Great Job by our Master Gardener Education committee!
Pictures and observations by Starla
The students, parents, and teachers of Lakewood are still raving about all the fun they had at Raincatcher’s this week! Thanks so much to all the volunteers who gave them such an unforgettable experience!