Garden Kitchen Lab

The Garden Kitchen Lab is a backyard-to-table STEAM educational program for underserved communities. Our mission is to give youth access to healthy and locally grown food through starting and sustaining food-producing gardens. This hands-on multi-disciplinary program puts the power in the hands of community children, so they understand the link between food production and the environment, and take ownership of their health.

The Garden’s Map

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This week we planned how we are going to start building our garden. The first step was to document the sunlight hours in the area where we want to grow. I took pictures of the garden from 9am to 5pm, every hour, to see where the sunsets. A garden needs at least eight hours of sun to grow strong and healthy vegetables and fruits. The second step was to create a map of where the plant beds will be placed in the garden. The second graphic is the area where the plant beds will be located. The third step was to start growing! We are starting small, I got plant starters, compost and seeds, and the children planted basil, rosemary, and marigold. The children wrote their names, and what they planted on each pot, that will helps us decide how much water each plant pot needs. The plants stayed indoors yesterday, but this weekend they will stay outdoors so they can get as much sun as possible!

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One thought on “The Garden’s Map

  1. This is such a cool project! Glad you told me about it and keep me posted on any way I can help! – Marysol

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