Worms and Edible Flowers at Washington Middle School

21 Apr

We recently spent two full days at Washington Middle School exploring gardening with almost the entire 6th grade class. Our focus was on sustainability and stewardship. Together we talked about soil and compost, and did some planting!

Students learned the difference between dirt and soil, and discussed the importance of composting. Then, they acted out the process of decomposition in a compost pile. We examined the anatomy of a worm and a worm’s place in the healthy ecosystem of our garden. Students got to look at red wriggler worms under microscopes.

We seeded edible flowers in containers – these were a discovery for many of the students! We’ll transplant these seedlings when we return to WMS in May!