Kindergarten’s Adventure in Hydroponics!

Hey there, fellow hydroponics enthusiasts! Today, I have an  inspiring story to share with you all. Imagine a vibrant kindergarten class filled with eager learners, who not only have a love for nature but also a desire to care for their beloved guinea pigs. What do you get when you combine these passions? A fantastic project that brings education, sustainability, and healthy eating habits to the forefront: growing lettuce in a DWC hydroponics system to feed their furry friends!

These young green thumbs and their incredible teacher, Ms. Angelo, decided to ditch the traditional soil gardening methods and embrace the world of hydroponics. DWC, or Deep Water Culture, hydroponics involves growing plants in a nutrient-rich solution instead of soil. It’s an excellent way to explore alternative gardening techniques and teach children about sustainable agriculture.

With the help of Terra Hill Farm and Hydro4Food, the kindergarteners began their hydroponic journey with a DWC system in their classroom. They were amazed by the fact that plants can grow suspended in nutrient. The setup was not only visually appealing but also served as a captivating learning experience for the young minds.

As the days went by, the children eagerly observed their lettuce plants flourishing in the hydroponics system. They diligently monitored the growth of all of the plants using their math skills in an important, real-world project. The kindergarteners delighted in watching the plants grow taller and greener each day.

But what was the purpose of this lettuce-growing adventure, you might ask? Well, these thoughtful little hydroponic farmers were not just growing lettuce for their own enjoyment. They had a special mission in mind: to provide fresh, homegrown greens for their adorable guinea pigs, Oreo and Coco. This project encouraged the children to develop a sense of responsibility and empathy towards their furry companions, understanding the importance of a nutritious diet for their well-being.

As the lettuce reached maturity, the kindergarteners practiced cut and come again harvesting and fed the leaves they grew to their guinea pigs. This hydroponic adventure left a lasting impact on the young minds of Ms. Angelo’s kindergarten class. Not only did they witness the wonders of nature firsthand, but they also learned valuable lessons about sustainability, responsibility, and the importance of eating fresh, healthy food.

Thank you, Ms. Angelo, Ms. DeMoss, Ms. Podany, and Village Tech Schools for GROWing on this Hydroponic Adventure with us!