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Chicago IL - Little Village Boys and Girls Club -  On June 1st 2016 the boys and girls club in Little Village located outside of Chicago transplanted their seedlings into their new tower garden.

 

The event was fun and exciting for these kids because they never did this before.  Before transplanting, the kids did a great job in growing their seedlings.  You can see from the pictures below.

 

One by one, the seedlings were placed into the net pots.  The kids were super excited and enjoyed knowing that in a few weeks there would be real vegetables on the tower.

The kids also learned about how to put water into the reservoir and check the ph.  It was a great day for them and I enjoyed seeing their eyes light up when they planted the seedlings.

 

In a few weeks, the garden club will start up and they will learn more about how plants grow and the importance of eating healthy foods.

 

Ok, until then, enjoy these pictures.

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Hello Tower Garden Community,

 

My name is Eric Su.  I wanted to share a few photos of my Growing Up Grant Experience.

The Juice Plus+ Company donated a Tower Garden to the Boys and Girls Club in Little Village, a town in Chicago, IL.

 

On Saturday May 14th, my team was able to help the BGC kids construct their first tower garden.

The 11 kids and some parents there were eager to learn more about the system and how it works.

 

We were able to put together the dolly, the tower garden, the tomato cage and the grow lights.

It was a fun and educational experience for all.

 

This tower garden will be used to educate kids about plants, healthy foods, and how to take responsibility.

Here are a few pictures from the event!

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As schools wind down their hectic years, showing off your tower to a local school is a smart way to go.  Teachers are always looking for innovative ways to capture students' attention and keep their lessons exciting.  Today, I brought my growing tower to my children's school.  Everyone was amazed at the tower - and the kids LOVED eating from it!!   TGSchoolPic.jpg

A local high school is starting up a program where students will run their own restaurant. I'd like to share with them Tower Garden information but I'm not sure if they would qualify for a grant, what types of information to share, and any other pertinent details. I'd definitely like to share about the grow lights since I live in a climate where that would be necessary. Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated!