Creating Healthy Places Grant recently visited Washington Middle School fifth grader to help them kick-off planning for their upcoming school garden. This is the second of three visits to Washington School. CHP helped create six stations including:
Weeds – Students determined the difference between a weed and a plant
Water – Students learned how much water is needed to have a successful garden
Seed Packets – How much valuable information is on a seed packet?
Parts of a Plant – Learn the different part of a plant and taste different parts like carrots (roots) or celery (stems)
Planting Seedlings – Students learned proper planting techniques using bulbs
Puzzle – Crossword puzzle on gardening
Creating Healthy Places (CHP) to Live, Work and Play in Chautauqua County is part of a state-wide initiative funded by the New York State Department of Health to promote healthy lifestyles and prevent obesity and type 2 diabetes. Obesity among children and adolescents has tripled over the past three decades. Currently 1/3 of New York’s children are obese or overweight.