Age and Numbers: A group of approximately 10-20 children, ages 9-13 years old, are needed for a good Garden 'n Grow program. Lesson plans and garden activities are written at a fifth or sixth grade level. The curriculum has been designed to supplement plant science concepts presented in the sixth grade. Younger children may not have the physical strength or knowledge to enjoy the lessons. Older children may have already been exposed to the material presented and may be bored.
Diversity is Encouraged: A diversity of sexes and ethnicity makes the garden enjoyable for all. Different types of children bring different assets to the program.
What They'll Learn:
Gardens are a valuable learning tool
They provide a relaxed atmosphere without classroom walls
Youths learn by hands-on experiences
Rapid results are achieved with plants
Youths can successfully apply knowledge gained