Based on the interest shown by a teacher at the República de Cuba Elementary School, we organized an introductory program to urban gardening at the school. The initial sessions took place at Casa Gallina with second-grade students as participants. A talk designed for parents on the importance of urban trees was offered at the school’s facilities.
During the workshop at Casa Gallina, children became acquainted with different seeds and vegetables; they germinated and planted tomato, radish, and lettuce seedlings; and they made seed bombs. They also learned how to observe and supervise worm composting, while enhancing the compost with everyday organic waste.
This activity will continue in March 2017, when groups of students, under expert guidance, will make an urban garden at their school.