Saturday, October 19, 2013

"Gardening and Sustainability"

This month’s program challenged KRS students to think about what they eat, where it comes from, and how they can do their part to preserve the environment. Sustainability is a topic that is periodically touched on by our speakers and in October, sustainability meant thinking about food and how what we consume can impact our environment. KRS students at Villa Parke and the Union Rescue Mission read one-on-one with their volunteers for the first hour of the program to continue developing crucial literary skills.

                                                  KRS students at Villa Parke learn how to prepare a healthy green salad

During the second hour of the program, students at Villa Parke heard from Sian Seligman, a gardener, and Marisol Montes, a nutritionist. The pair discussed the importance of healthy eating as well as the benefits of organic farming before beginning the hands-on activities. Using water bottles and sheets of newspaper, students made a container to hold soil and planted vegetables to take home and hopefully eat! At the Union Rescue Mission, the hands-on activity was pumpkin carving and at the end of the morning students showed off their creations to the rest of the class.

Special thanks to our great speakers! If would like to volunteer for next month’s program, click on the “Get Involved” tab to sign up for the location nearest you!

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