First Graders Grow Lettuce in Chesnut Garden

Back in March, Ms. Borenstein’s first grade Discovery class coordinated with Garden Leader Carissa Malone to plant 3 different varieties of lettuce from seed.  The class split up into three groups, each planting a different lettuce variety.  Each child took a pinch of seeds and sprinkled them down about a 3rd of a row that was drawn in the dirt with a chopstick.

Over the next few weeks Ms. Borenstein’s class stopped by the garden to see the seeds sprouting and growing.  Two months later, in mid-May, the class returned to Chesnut Garden to eat their lettuce with some carrots and snow peas also growing there, and some store-bought dressing and croutons.  They all loved it, asking for seconds after eating their full bowls.  And this was after lunch!

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