How Gardening Can Improve Mental Health
Unforeseen school closures due to coronavirus has brought about some interesting challenges when it comes to our kids’ education. Just because many schools are closed for the school year doesn’t mean your kids have to stop learning!
Habits start at a young age and it goes without saying that the food we eat has a significant impact on our physical and cognitive abilities. Teaching your children the benefits of a nutrient-rich, well-balanced diet is easy with Tower Garden because you can plant, grow and enjoy the same crops you discuss.
Leafy greens like spinach, kale and romaine lettuce are easy to grow and packed with vitamins and minerals. By sharing nutritional information about the foods you grow, your children will better understand the role these vegetables play in their growth and development.
Science, technology, engineering and math? No problem. Tower Garden uses aeroponic technology - the process of growing plants in a soil-less environment. In fact, NASA has been experimenting with aeroponic technology for nearly 30 years and believes it has the potential to help astronauts grow their own food in space.
You can easily teach your children one of the key benchmarks for more sustainable living by using only what you need - no more and no less. Tower Garden's features work together seamlessly to produce more crops using less water and provide a quick lesson in efficiency for your future grower.
Introducing your children to the joys of cooking at a young age creates quality time in the kitchen while providing valuable benefits in the process - like boosting confidence and discovering new foods.
Bring the fresh vegetable aisle into your kitchen and show some basics - like how to properly pick and prepare herbs and vegetables, as well as how to cut herbs and sauté greens. No doubt their palates and preferences will be enhanced by new flavours. If you need some inspiration for cooking, the Tower Garden Cookbook has some of our favorite recipes using fresh produce.
Tower Garden makes it easier than ever to educate your children on how to properly germinate seeds, plant seedlings, maintain a garden and harvest crops. If you need tips on how to teach any of these methods, our YouTube page is full of helpful content.
Not only will these skills make them more effective gardeners, but they will also help your children appreciate the time and effort it takes to achieve a successful yield. They say there's nothing like seeing the fruits of your labor, and we generally agree!
Need more ideas?
We provide an approved curriculum for teachers to follow using Tower Garden. If you would like to use your vertical garden to teach your children math, advanced science, writing and urban gardening, check out our collection of lesson plans.
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