Recently, Chip visited Gilbert Primary School, working with more than 700 students from ages 4 to 8. As a part of the annual Farm Day event, he was charged with the task of helping these young people to learn about hydroponics.
Chip began by reviewing the things all living things needs, and he was pleasantly surprised to discover that these kids, in a community steeped in farming and agriculture, have a firm grasp on what it takes to keep plants thriving.
From there, it was just a step to getting them to see how to keep plants healthy without soil and with artificial light.
His visual aid of wheat grass growing Kratky-style in recycled plastic honey and water bottles helped the students visualize how hydroponics can work, and his coloring pages were a big help in sealing in their understanding.
Teachers also expressed interest in growing inside the classrooms. We at UrbanFresh look forward to a continued connection with Lexington One.