Not only are these kids learning their ABC’s, they are also learning the essentials to live a healthy life. They garden, do yoga, and they also eat healthy food which is grown from their own garden.
When we first arrived, we were greeted by Founder & Executive Producer Sarah Elizabeth Ippel. We were invited to see a very talented group of 5 year olds called “Flower Power” sing about the numbers 2 and 4. They also sang about princesses. Next we headed outside to the chicken coop. They serve the eggs which are fed to the children also.
Soon later we met with Amy Christiansen, the Wellness and Sustainability teacher at the academy. She discussed with us about what should be in a successful garden and also a successful green house.
After this trip, we now have plenty ideas of what a functioning and successful garden should look like. This is going to be a fun year…
-Erica (Workshop Participant)
- Rainwater Harvesting
Roof design better with more barrels.
Could it be a green roof and harvest rain?
- Greenhouse/ Shed
Dual purpose- it may extend growing season
Shelves for all ages to reach
- Compost does not smell
It may need worms and a drain. Also it will need air
12′ x 24′ is a good size.
- Raised Beds
It is better to protect against animals
Easier for people in wheelchairs
Better for if it floods
Better soil in ground