Preparing and Planting the Garden
This experiential lesson involves building the garden and inviting people to enjoy and participate.
Implement a garden plan and collaborate to take responsibility.
None for this lesson.
Review the plans for building the garden, as planned. Some people can work on social media and invitations while others are digging and planting.
Working collaboratively, participants dig their garden space, add rich soil, and plant the flowers they obtained through donations.
Note: This will most likely take several days depending on the use this area has had in the past.
Once the garden is in the ground, participants and volunteers can take turns working in groups of two or three to water and weed daily.
Once the garden is planted and the area finished, reflect and evaluate what they have done.
- Is the finished area a real gift to the community?
- Was what they accomplished an act of philanthropy?
- What is the value of philanthropy to a community and its citizens?
Students will do the work that they have planned over a long period of time. Once this is completed, they will have given a mini-park (and bird sanctuary) to the community.
Strand PHIL.IV Volunteering and Service
Standard VS 03. Providing Service
Benchmark E.3 Describe the task and the student role.
Standard VS 05. Integrating the Service Experience into Learning
Benchmark E.3 Identify outcomes from the service.