Garden Market is Serious Business

8 Sep

Mr. Phillips and Ms. Jenni have teamed up to help the financially fortitudinous Fifth graders create a Garden Market. This project, which began during the booming AGC Summer Camp, is designed with several learning goals in mind: supply & demand, the health and economic benefits of buying locally grown food,  and creating a sense of agency for our young gardeners.

The students approached the owners of the neighborhood restaurant Gelatinas Cris about purchasing AGC’s freshly harvested vegetables for their menu items. The students negotiated pricing, wrote a receipt, and collected money that will be donated to the AGC After School Program scholarship fund. They also researched the restaurant’s menu for inspiration that will guide their next Spring planting season.

Check out this slideshow of the Garden Market process!

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One Response to “Garden Market is Serious Business”

  1. Marcia September 13, 2012 at 7:13 pm #

    How cool to help supply a local restaurant with fresh produce! Wow, this is economics teaching at its finest!

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