ʻĀINA In Schools | Spring ʻĀINA Updates & Upcoming Educator Trainings
‘ĀINA In Schools spring gardens, nutrition, and waste reduction lessons are well on their way. Students are planting lettuce, carrots, and bush beans in the Tops and Bottoms Garden as they learn about different parts of the plant. Lettuce, radish, carrots, bush beans, marigolds, nasturtium, and tomato and basil are all being planted in the Good Buddy Garden, teaching first graders about companion plants. Fifth graders are seeing how gardeners and scientists are alike as they conduct an experiment on how soil health affects bush bean growth in the Scientific Garden. In third grade, students are harvesting vermicast and discovering how well their worms help compost their food scraps. Nutrition lessons are always delicious, 2nd and 6th grade students are learning about body building foods, protein, and brain foods, high quality fats - they get to try Body-Building Black Bean and Corn Salsa and Brainy Guacamole to instill their lessons and leave their taste buds wanting more.
Our 4th and final Educator Training of the year is being held on March 25th from 8:30am to 3:00pm at the Kōkua Learning Farm. If you are a teacher or volunteer at a participating ‘ĀINA School, or an educator at a school interested in participating in ‘ĀINA In Schools, please join us. We will be going over the last two lessons of each curriculum, learning about how to rest school gardens over the summer, and as always connecting with like-minded community members. Register here.