A Summer of Green

Just add sunlight, water and a little TLC to help these greens grow!

With summer in full swing, it’s a great time to enjoy all things green!  Earlier this summer, my students experienced the wonder of indoor gardening with salad greens.  In just a few weeks time, we grew a bumper crop of kale, arugula and other leafy vegetables to share.  Packed with nutrients like vitamin K and fiber, they were a hit on pizza and in salad.  Since lettuce enjoys cooler weather, it is easy to grow inside in a sunny location, and since it grows quickly,  you can anticipate enough for salads and sandwiches by the time September and the back-to-school season begins.  Want to start your own garden? Check out the resources below.

Seeds – Also, tips and supplies to get started

Recipes – Healthy lunch ideas, including delicious salads

Classroom coloring sheets – Coloring sheets and activities about fruits and veggies

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