I had the pleasure of teaching a group of 4th graders at Willow Lane Elementary in PA on SKYPE with their inspirational teacher
Julia Dweck. Mrs Dweck has 3rd, 4th and 5th graders plant seeds, harvest and take care of their sections on the classroom Tower Garden. She had Tim Blank talk to the kids, and recently asked me. I had more fun, and loved the interaction. They wanted to learn about my outreach in our community, and had general TG questions as well. I loved that it rotates between grades. This was about a 30 minute call, and Mrs. Dweck surprised me with an 11 minute version of it. I share so all teachers can see the endless possibilities with the TG. This class cooks and feeds a needy family monthly.
St. Anne's in Annapolis, MD. Kelly Lane taught first graders last spring about Latin America. They grew Latin American herbs on their tower garden, and harvested them. They tied a bow around them, put them in a baggie, and sold them for $1 after school 3 times a week. They bought 33 water filtration systems for homes in Equador with unsafe water.
This is just the beginning!