Here at The Fulton School, we have always encouraged our kids to get their hands in the soil and get dirty. In fact, our preschool Montessori classroom has maintained flowers and herbs in their garden playground for years. They work to prepare the soil, dig the holes, plant the plants, and water them throughout the week. The earth can be a powerful learning tool.
In our Farm Program, students have learned to grow vegetable plants from seed. They've started tomatoes, peppers, a variety of herbs, radishes, and onions all from seedlings.