Bright Young Students Tend the Garden 5/14/10

Wild Roots participated in Theta Alpha Latin Sorority’s community service program, which brought 5th graders from Oakton Elementary to Northwestern.  While on campus, they got a sense of college opportunities.  Each activity that they participated in was centered around water, their educational theme of this year’s collaboration with Theta Alpha.

At the garden, students learned how the plants in Wild Roots return water to the water cycle much better than paved areas possibly can.   They answered questions enthusiastically, and were able to articulate how evaporation and condensation play into the water cycle.  They all already understood that plants “drink” water from the soil.  We gave them the chance to put it into action!

Here are a few photos of the students watering our garden:


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