Summer is almost here and at Creative Minds we are so excited to get their gardens growing! With a big thanks to our friends at the Portland Nursery, this last week we planted zucchini, tomatoes, carrots, strawberries and many other veggies in our gardens. Portland Nursery donated soil, plant starters, and seeds for our children to explore the world of gardening.
The educational experiences are endless. By being a part of planting and caring for a vegetable garden our students learn about more than just how plants grow. They become connected to their food source, trying new foods, and understanding the work it takes to produce it. We are also able to explore other parts of nature that help nourish or protect our plants, such as worms and ladybugs.