Unit 5 - Decomposing & Regenerating
Now that our plants have been harvested, it’s important for children to learn about the final stages of plant life and its cyclical nature. Nature teaches a beautiful lesson of recyclability as everything in nature is recycled and can be broken down to serve a new purpose once it has fulfilled its initial goal. In this case, our old plants can now be used to make healthy food for the new plants we will plant next season.
In this unit, children will learn how to use their old plants to make compost and plant food, harvest seeds so that they can plant new seeds at a later date. This will bring life back with old root vegetables or an old plot of land with seed bombs. Composting is a project older children will enjoy.