Salad Science: Growing Edibles in Container Gardens!
NEW! Watch GreenKids talk Salad Science. Thanks to the generous support of Whole Foods Montgomery County, we were able to produce this short piece featuring the impact our GreenKids Salad Science program is making on our region's school-aged children.
What better way to save energy than to produce tasty, organic produce right in your schoolyard? Students grow their own salad greens from seeds, learn about parts of plants and their nutritional value, collect data on plant growth, and harvest the salad greens for a delicious salad party. This project requires a six-week commitment to weekly garden visits and at least one parent volunteer.
Creating an Edibles Garden
- MCPS Edible Container Gardening Website
- Grow It Eat It (University of Maryland Extension)
- Cornell University 'Seed to Salad' Garden-Based Learning
GreenKids Salad Science
- Salad Science Program Description
- Edible container gardening comes to MCPS!
- The greens that first graders grew
- Fresh greens used for colorful lunch, class project at Harmony Hills
- Salad science party! ('Grow It Eat It' blog)
- Salad garden harvest & feast (PDF slideshow)
- Mrs. Gardner & her students tell Cedar Grove's salad gardening story!
|Planting seeds at Whetstone ES||Salad table|
|Harvesting at East Silver Spring ES||Harvesting at Highland View ES|
|Harvesting at Harmony Hills ES||Harvesting at Cedar Grove ES|
|Preparing for a feast||A green feast!|
|Special thanks to our Salad Science partners!|