Zooming In: Relationships in the Garden Ecosystem
Discover the importance of reciprocity and ecosystems in the garden! Together, we will examine the importance of relationships with more than humans in our garden space, as well as take a closer look at how we can strengthen our connection with nature. We will learn about soil, planting, stewardship, and more, while exploring the garden with our senses, cooking tasty snacks, and creating art.
Over the course of the week, we will work towards a student-driven stewardship project. Throughout this program, we will develop our reciprocal relationship with the land, learn about plant and animal knowledge, and practice caring for the land as the land cares for us.
Our program is informed by Learning in Places materials that are aligned with Next Generation Science Standards and emphasize equitable, field-based experiences for children. We actively work to incorporate family and community knowledge into our programming as we learn together in our farm, gardens and wetlands.