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Getting Messy with the BGCUV Garden Club!

Published November 26th, 2018 in Education-AmeriCorps

We have been partnering with the garden club at the Boys and Girls Club to teach lessons that connect the environment to their usual gardening activities. A few weeks ago, students learned about the different components of soil and got to see a soil layer profile. Then they used a mortar and pestle to grind dry soil into fine particles to make paint! They used their creativity to paint patterns and designs with the different shades of brown soil. To celebrate Thanksgiving last week, we helped make a squash soup. Students worked to remove cooked squash from the skin and mash it up before cooking it and seasoning it themselves. Tasty and messy!