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Our Sunflower Grow Kit Now Comes with Lessons

Our sunflower grow kit now has a complementary lesson plan!

This workbook contains two lessons, “The Five Needs of Plants” and “Biodegradability” and is meant to be used with the GreenSpace Sunflower Grow Kit. Comes FREE with the purchase of 10 kits.

Aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards.

The purpose of Learn and Grow Sustainably is to teach students of all ages to appreciate the interaction between humans, plants, and the environment. Our Sunflower Grow Kit is fully compostable and allows students to witness the growth of an edible food product within 10 days. This lesson plan series will help students to learn about plant growth, nutrition, and physiology as well as a little bit of materials science through experiments on our kit’s compostable plastic container. These topics are important for fostering a sense of environmental stewardship for a more sustainable future.

The activities in this two part lesson series are optimized for grades 3-5 and are aligned with the science standards for that grade band. However, this lesson can be adapted to suit K-2, Middle School, High School, and Adult Education by aligning the lessons to similar standards at different grade levels.

Here are some images from the workbook if you’d like to take a look through it.

 

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Spring Happenings

Hello out there! We hope you’re having a lovely day. Here’s what’s new at GreenSpace for this Spring.

  • GreenSpace is building up our hydroponics and aquaponics systems, and will soon be producing lettuce for the market season in Pennsylvania and raising tilapia for research in our Delaware facility. We will be ramping up our research collaboration with University of Arkansas.
  • Herbs and edible flowers are on the horizon. Please email us if you’re a restaurant interested in those products and make your special request! We will tailor our setup with you in mind. We’ve had requests for mint and violets.
  • We recently began our vermacomposting endeavor, thanks to the tower from Uncle Jim’s Worm Farm! The 2,000 new roommates moved in a few weeks ago and are happily munching away on organics.
  • There will be updates to our pricing and menu for Spring and Summer, so stay tuned for those updates.
  • We are making appearances at school science expos around the region, and would love to see you and your family there. Come taste a sample of popcorn and sunflower microgreens, make a grow kit, see our lighting demonstration, and talk to us about our lesson plan workbook that we’ll be publishing in April 2017 through Habitable Press.

Phew! That’s all for now. Thank you so much for your business and your support while we grow and grow, just like our plants.

All the best,

The GreenSpace Team