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Tower Garden Project - More than healthy eating

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Lorie Trevino

on 3 November 2015

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Transcript of Tower Garden Project - More than healthy eating

Tower Garden Project
More than healthy eating
The Best Part...
Healthy Kids = Healthy Minds
In-school field trips
Engaged students!
Problem-Based Learning
Environmental Stewardship
Common Core Standards and Next Generation Science Standards
Partnership with Buck Institute for Education
Fiscally responsible
More Than Science? Yes!
English/Language Arts
Participate in shared research and writing projects
Compose informative/explanatory texts to supply information about the topic
Ask and answer questions in order to seek help, get information, or clarify something
Reason abstractly and quantitatively
Create a graph to represent data

What is a Tower Garden?
Tower Garden® is a state-of-the-art vertical aeroponic growing system.
What are the benefits?
Students see where their food comes from.
Kids are exposed to new fruits and vegetables.
Kids are proud to eat what they grew!
Grows quickly for faster turnover.
Multiple tower gardens means more fresh fruits and vegetables for the lunchroom!
Each Tower Garden uses 90% less water and 90% less land than a traditional garden.
How does Tower Garden relate to curriculum?
Next Generation Science Standards
Natural resource conservation
Interdependent Relationships in Ecosystems
Engineering Design
Weather and Climate
Earth's Systems
Human Impacts (and find solutions to the problems caused by human impact)
Natural Selection and Adaptations

That's not all!
What Can You Grow?
Understand the importance of nutrient dense food (Real food vs Factory food)
Learn about food source ( local, national, international) and why it's important
Debate various farming techniques and the risks and benefits of each
Health care vs Sick care
Supports Farm to School Movement
Serve food harvested by students
Contribute to local food bank
Create a sense of community, accountability, purpose and pride for students
The Tower Garden can be used across the curriculum to support teaching and learning in an incredible "hands on" way.
Changing Lives
Reach beyond the classroom too!
Contact Lorie to learn more about adding the Tower Garden to your school.
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