On April 22nd Jefferson Park participated in Earth Day. Each classroom was given the task of creating a garden box from a seek or seedling. Some of the classes grew seedlings on their own for weeks by putting dirt and seeds in little cups and leaving them by the window to sprout. We had a range of plants in the garden when earth day arrived, from daisies, pumpkin, cucumber, sunflowers, corn, spinach, lettuce and various other types of vegetation. The children got the opprotunity to taste the fruits of their labor as the months went by. Ever think about starting your very own garden? It is a great way to introduce children to the growing process while teaching them to eat good that is healthy. Many of our parents reported back saying their children were now fascinated in eating more vegetables. Here is a quick DIY video for how you too can start your own garden.