Rain or Shine

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seed-jar-sprouted_02-06-09_I’m getting really excited about our first project meeting this weekend. We all know it won’t really go according to the plan we’ve laid out, but we’ve still spent some time thinking through the first day, the weather, the logistics of getting to know the group and the shared vision we hope to create. 
Here’s what we’ve come up with so far:

  • Introduce the project and how we’d like to work together
  • Get to know one another
  • Get to know the garden space as it exists now and explore plans for making it work for our project
  • Explore botany basics and the foundation of plant needs
  • Get to know the kitchen and what we will be cooking
  • Make a Thank You note for all the seeds contributed by the National Gardening Association

Detailed Class 1 Plan (Which will be adapted as we go along, I’m sure!)            

10:00 to 1:00 Saturday, February 28th (~One week after last expected
date of frost.)

Theme: Intro to the project, Intro to Botany

Lunch: Vegetable Soup with some of the Favorite Vegetables added

Program Supplies
Plant Parts materials 
Potting soil  
Six-packs for planting 
Seeds (peas, onions, lettuce, beets,spinach, collards, chard, radishes, bush beans, broccoli)
Supplies for water measurers 
Journals, decorations and supplies 

Supplies for Families to Bring

Rain gear
Favorite vegetables, uncooked
Bowls and utensils for the family      


a)  Welcome circle and Intros (personal and intro to the program)  

b)  Safety, boundaries and behavior goals

c)  Ice breakers

d)  Plant parts activity

e)  Group A Plant Parts scavenger hunt and Seed Starting
Group B Kitchen Intro and Favorite Veggies

f)   Group A Kitchen Intro and Favorite Veggies
Group B Plant Parts scavenger hunt and Seed Starting

g)  Lunch

h)  Rain Measures/Journal decoration

i) Closing circle, intentions, thoughts on the day







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