Flower Power | A Postcard from the Garden
Postcards from the Garden are our way of keeping connected to the children and classrooms participating in our food justice program.
Upcycle an old shoe or boot, by turning it into a plant pot! Make sure to plant non-edible plants in a shoe. Succulents are a beautiful decorative choice. Old crates, dresser drawers, and other common household items can have a second life as a planter, and these might be better choices for edible plants.
Sociology of Education Winter ‘21 students tell us more about our flowers in their Postcard from the Garden. This quick video talks about an important pollinator, the honey bee! They introduce two key vocabulary words: pollination and fertilization. Listen along to hear how bees and flowers help our gardens grow. You can also listen to the read-aloud of Pick, Pull, Snap! Where Once a Flower Bloomed, by Lola M. Schaefer and illustrated by Lindsay Barrett George.
Here’s Step-by-Step Instructions to Making your Upcycled Planter from an Old Boot
Here’s Step-by-Step Instructions to Creating an Herb Garden
Watch this video created by students in Urban Agriculture Fall ‘20 to learn how to turn a water bottle into a watering can! This fun craft definitely requires adult supervision, so make sure to find a grown-up to help. We suggest using your watering can on a walk to give a little water to a patch of earth that has flowers growing.
A fun way to get creative on your next walk is to use a Nature Frame. This simple craft curated by created Environmental Science major, Vanessa ‘21 captures the beautiful blooms, in a different perspective. Instead of stopping to smell the roses, you can create art with them too!