Give a Man a Fish, and You Feed Him for a Day. Teach a Man To Fish, and You Feed Him for a Lifetime
– author unknown
It’s been a minute huh? Ok, here’s a very fast update. I’m on the Bulb’s advisory board! (Yaaaay Me!) And I’m also now a certified in CPR for youth and adults.
For the last 6 weeks, home-schooled students across Charlotte from 3 years old to 16 have been learning how to grow food in small spaces. These kids were from very diverse walks of life. I taught Urban Horticulture and the focus of the class was self sufficiency.
Each class was taught in a age appropriate group using engaging strategies to encourage creativity and exploration. The students face literally lit up with our weekly gardening adventures.
So far we have successfully learned how to make:
- Seed Bombs
- Hydroponic Plants
- Mini Greenhouse
- Raised Bed Gardening
The biggest take home for these students were
For me, it was verification that parenting greatly reflects a garden.
We all begin as seeds. The better you tend to it the seeds, the better it grows, and the more fruitful it will be. To do the opposite is perilous. Too many weeds and wild animals will destroy it.
Disclosure—> I am not a master gardener or carry any degree in the science of horticulture. I am just a mom that believes in self sufficiency and have learned so much from local master gardeners and lots of trial and error with my little guys in tow.