Planning the Garden - Square Foot Gardening and Companion Planting

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Published February 24, 2013 | Updated February 26, 2013
Subject: Math, Science, Art
Season: Winter, Spring
Place of Learning: Garden Classrooms
Resource Type: Lessons
Grade Level: Grade 1, Grade 2 , Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6
Uploaded by:
Alissa Campbell
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In this lesson students create a map of the garden. Using square foot gardening techniques, they learn about companion planting and seed spacing. 

Objectives

 Students will be able to:

  • Identify plant needs, including space
  • Recognize that different vegetables need different amounts of space
  • Understand how various plants can help each other
  • Problem-solve as a group
Assessments

 Students will be able to:

  • Correctly space seeds in their drawing
  • Correctly identify their companion plant and find an appropriate place in the garden map for their vegetable
  • Creatively portray their vegetable through visual art
  • Collaborate with other students to ensure that the map allows for all vegetables to be placed next to their companion plant
Materials

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Procedures

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