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Apr 20

Watch it Grow!!

Posted on April 20, 2020 at 11:50 AM by Tiffany Miller

Good Morning!!

Looks like it is going to not only be a beautiful day, but a gorgeous week. With the weather looking like spring again, lots of people are starting to get their home gardens ready. Whether its planting flowers or a little garden, people are getting outside and enjoying this beautiful weather. 

I was able to plant my herb garden yesterday. It's one of my favorite things to do. I love watching things grow and being able to enjoy them in something I cook. Growing things is good for the soul. It's an amazing way to be apart of the process and know where your food comes from. 

With Earth Day coming this week, I wanted to spend the week sharing some of my favorite things to do to celebrate in honor of Earth Day. Earth Day is important to me and every little thing makes a big difference. 

There is something magical about watching something you planted from seed grow into something that you can eat or enjoy. If you feel like you don't have a green thumb, there is still a fun way to grow something with the kids and let them see the process of how things grow. 

Grow a seed in a jar experiment:
Things you need:
Clear jar or plastic cup
Paper towels
Different types of beans or seeds
Water
Simple place the paper towel into the jar with the beans on the outside for you to watch grow. You can spray the paper towels with water and then place in a sunny area. The beans will start to change and grow. Heres a great link with a video to help you get started.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTRW2Cf9U2U

This is such a fun way for kids to get involved and enjoy watching something they did grow. It's also a awesome way to teach them how important agriculture is. There is a great movie called The Biggest Little Farm that shows just how amazing it is to take something that's a waste land and turn it into something amazing. Here is the trailer for the movie. I highly recommend you watch it.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=daB6ync3Ytg This week is going to be a great week celebrating the Earth.  I hope it encourages you to grow something or to be more aware of the things we can do to make the world a better place. Get involved and have fun watching your beans grow with your kids. They will love it!!
Tiffany
Program Supervisor

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