Setting up the garden!
The set-up process took a few weeks even with everyone pitching in, but the results so far have been worth it! The first step was getting all the materials and our team over to the elementary school to begin building the garden.
The next step was assembling the parts of the wicking system into an actual structure capable of supporting a hydroponic garden.
After the main structure was finished, it came time to transplant our seedlings into the wicking system. We decided to have every kid label what kind of seedling was planted and when it was planted alongside their names to help us keep track.
Transplanting the seedlings was a long and complex process and everyone got really hands-on and involved which was amazing to watch.
We even tried to grow some of our own strawberry seedlings to transplant into the garden by planting the seeds collected from store bought strawberries!
Now that the plants have been transplanted, we are caring for our garden and watching it grow.
We are growing peas, peppers, tomatoes, lettuce, and spinach. It has been exciting to see the progress our garden is making!
We also had fun having the kids draw pictures of their experiences with the garden so far.
We also tracked measures like water quality in the garden.