Growing Our Own Food

Kaeli Benoit, Alpenglow School, Grades 1 and 2 - Canadian Rockies Public Schools

Students explored where their food comes from after creating questions based on where the food in their lunches came from. They explored their community to find answers to their questions - the grocery store, farmer's market and community garden. The students experienced all stages of growing their own food from planting, growing, and caring. They enjoyed the 'fruits of their labour' by harvesting and cooking stone soup, apple juice and bread. Students are now enthusiastic about growing their own food and expanded their pallets by trying different foods they grew.

Project Overview - what our learning looked like - Download the PDF.

Growing Our Own Food - Grades 1 and 2 - Produced by Kaeli Benoit, Canadian Rockies Public Schools