We are starting a new project! We have a sister school in Sierra Leone, Africa, and we are helping to build them a new school. They need $30,000 to build the school. So far, we have raised about one-third of the money, just enough to build the foundation of the school (here's a video showing the foundation work they did). In order to raise more money, we are doing different projects. One project we are doing is a plant sale. We are growing different plants, vegetables, and herbs in our greenhouse to sell in May. We will sell them after school and at our community farmer's market. We have a new, bigger greenhouse at our school this year, so we wanted to plant more plants. We always planted vegetable plants, but we realized that not everyone has vegetable gardens, so not everyone wants to buy vegetable plants. We tried to think what else people would want to buy, and we thought flowers for decoration would be good ideas.
We did a little research and found out that succulents (plants that grow in dry places like the desert) are plants that look cool and are easy to take care of because they store water in their leaves. But they also take a long time to grow, and seeds are hard to find. So we got some succulents that were already grown and decided to split them! Nate's mom brought in a bunch, and a mom from the other second grade class brought in a big aloe plant for us to split. We also planted some regular flowers, and rosemary and lavender, which are herbs. We did find some cactus seeds too, so we planted them and are hoping we are able to grow those! They might not be ready to sell until next year though. We already have some sprouts from some flowers and a couple of our succulent leaves! We will keep you updated on their progress!
Mrs. Holliday's Class
1. If you garden, what plants have you grown? What plant is the easiest to grow?
2. What price might be a good price to sell one of our flower and succulent plants?
3. We need to create brand names for the plants we are growing. What would be a good name for one of the plants, or all of them together?