In Green School children learn in nature and from nature. They do not only spend time outdoors, but they learn directly from nature. They have their own pedagogical garden, where they grow flowers and vegetables.
Part of the educational process is planting and taking care of plants, creating a diary in which they make notes about how much water, light and love the plants received and how much they have grown in the presence of these elements.
One of our responsibilities as volunteers in Green School was to help children in this process of caring for the garden. One of our activities included planting.
Using shovels, children were encouraged to dig holes in the ground and fill the with water. One by one, the little fibers were planted in the hole, mixing the water and the soil carefully. While doing this, children were encouraged to split the responsibilities of digging the holes, carrying the water and planting.
This activity offered a good opportunity to talk about plants, the period of time when each should be planted, how to take care of them in the growing process. This summer we have collected the crops of what we have planted, green onions, tomatoes, cucumbers and greens. We had the chance to eat healthy and yummy salads. :)
*Acest articol aparține voluntarilor din proiectul 'NatureWISE', coordonator de Centrul de Voluntariat Cluj-Napoca și co-finanțat prin programul Erasmus+ al Comisiei Europene.