Watering The Urban Kinder-Garden

Posted on Feb 17 2010 - 6:02am by Mike Lieberman

After checking in with Miss Avalos and the Urban Kinder-Garden, the kids showed me how they watered and tended to their garden.

Before they watered the garden, they filled me in on what’s been going down with the garden since I last saw them.

“Some of the plants died, but we got more in and they are still growing,” one student told me.

That comment was followed up with, “The plants are pretty.”

And, “The plants are super big.”

When Miss Avalos asked her class if they thought that they are going to have enough for a salad soon, they answered with an enthusiastic, “Yes!”

Table One is in charge of watering the garden this week and took me outside to show me what’s up.

The kids took turns using the rain water that they harvested to water the plants. They shared their favorite plants with me as well. The red leaf lettuce, kale and peas were some of the top.

When I asked them how soon until they thought that they were going to get a salad, the number of days ranged from 20 through 100. We’ll just have to wait and see.

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15 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. EarthMother - In The Raw February 20, 2010 at 2:26 pm -

    LOVE this, Mike!

  2. Mike Lieberman February 20, 2010 at 5:18 pm -

    Thanks. I thoroughly enjoyed it as well.

  3. Meena817 February 21, 2010 at 7:13 am -

    That is very cute! I love that you are teaching young children to love nature!

  4. Mike Lieberman February 21, 2010 at 8:10 am -

    It was a great experience to see how excited the kids were.

  5. GlobalPatriot February 21, 2010 at 8:41 am -

    Getting kids connected to the earth is vital, and creating a garden is the best way to do that. Hopefully they will want to garden at home as well as school.

  6. Mike Lieberman February 21, 2010 at 11:03 am -

    Some of the parents mentioned starting their own at home.

  7. Meena817 February 21, 2010 at 3:13 pm -

    That is very cute! I love that you are teaching young children to love nature!

  8. Mike Lieberman February 21, 2010 at 4:10 pm -

    It was a great experience to see how excited the kids were.

  9. GlobalPatriot February 21, 2010 at 4:41 pm -

    Getting kids connected to the earth is vital, and creating a garden is the best way to do that. Hopefully they will want to garden at home as well as school.

  10. Mike Lieberman February 21, 2010 at 7:03 pm -

    Some of the parents mentioned starting their own at home.

  11. Perry J Post February 26, 2010 at 4:39 am -

    This is very big of you dude. Nice.

  12. Mike Lieberman February 26, 2010 at 5:18 am -

    Thanks Perry. It was great to work with their kids. Love their enthusiasm.

  13. Manure Tea Gardening April 4, 2011 at 8:50 pm -

    fun to see the children learning to grow #freshfood

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