In this lesson, students participate in making a potting mix using a recipe. Students will: read recipe, delegate tasks, measure ingredients, and work together to mix potting mix in a coordinated choreography.
Fruit and vegetable consumption has grown significantly in the past two decades as the health benefits of these crops have been emphasized. Unfortunately, the incidence of food borne illnesses has also increased.
When choosing ingredients for making a good potting mix or when selecting a potting soil mix that
is already made, check to make sure the ingredients of the mix you choose are organically grown so
that no toxins or chemical sprays are present in the ingredients you are handling.
This resource, compiled by farmer and Edible Schoolyard Project adviser Wendy Johnson, provides an overview of organizations that advance environmental causes, as well as websites, films, and books that explore ecologically sound growing practices.