Science World teams up with Garden Works and Life Space Gardens for a balcony garden exhibit that offers a connection to growing food, and engages young people in this important activity.
By Brian Minter
March 15, 2019
Sampson was adamant that we can learn more about nature through science, and he observed that gardening makes a powerful connection with the minds of young children because it engages the natural world in ways that few other endeavours can.
Thus the balcony garden exhibit was born.
“Because we are not experts in gardening, we reached out to both Garden Works and Life Space Gardens for their help. At Science World, we love collaborative partnerships. We thought food gardening was highly relevant, and it was a way to engage people into the world of nature and growing food. All food comes from nature.”
“At Science World, we are surrounded by hundreds of balconies towering above us, and we thought, wouldn’t it be great to see some food gardening on all these balconies?
“We think we’re the perfect location for inspiring this connection to gardening. It’s interesting to see that kids, who generally come with their parents, are easily connected to plants and they often motivate their parents to do some gardening, even if it’s in a container.”
“We stared this process last year, and are hoping to make it even better this year. It’s important for kids to get their hands dirty, and in today’s world that’s a rare occurrence. The process of them learning to grow plants and to nurture them is very important. It is one of the best ways to connect them to nature.”
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