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