Added by on 2016-03-14

John from goes on a field trip to Pine Jog Elementary School in West Palm Beach Florida to learn how they are teaching kids to grow food. In this episode, you will learn about some of the sustainable ways they are using including collecting rain water, composting, and re-using commonly discarded items to grow food. You will also discover the two ways they are growing food in a vertical hydroponic system and using square foot gardening in a raised bed. After watching this episode, you have a better understanding of what they are growing and what crops you can grow sucessfully in South Florida. Video Rating: / 5 Miniature gardening is a great way to introduce kids to this activity, especially if you don’t have any land for them to dig in. I’m going to show you two mini gardens I made along with the steps to their creation. Kid’s gardening projects have to be fast and fun to hold their attention. With miniature gardening, we’re talking instant gratification. They can choose a theme for their mini masterpiece to be (or no theme is fine too) and then shop around or scavenge through the garage to find the accessories and accents. After it is made, they can maintain it and the project lives on. Not only to they get to dig a bit in the dirt but they learn how to keep it going and growing. I grew up on a small farm in Litchfield County, Connecticut with lots of acres, a greenhouse and both flower and vegetable gardens. My dad started most of our crops by seed and I was soon helping out in the garden at age 3. For me, gardening was and still is a way of life but many kids don’t grow up this way. […]

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  • Amaya gould 1 year ago

    That is my school 

  • Amaya gould 1 year ago
  • deanna morris 1 year ago

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  • BrianGrayMockingbird 1 year ago

    We at Gray Mockingbird, was able to get Pine Jog their aeroponic system too!

  • HydroponicClassroom 1 year ago

    This is a really good video! I like people who spread the word and teach some hydroponics! we are trying to do the same ! if you want to learn some more check out our website hydroponicclassroom . com thanks!

  • Monster Bear 1 year ago

    I want a water collection system like that.

    I also think schools should build SIP's, aka wicking beds. They are awesome, more expensive, but allow great gardening.

  • Monster Bear 1 year ago

    lol. Your comment made my day!

  • jacky mateo 1 year ago

    i was once a student there now im going to middle school at that time i was in 4th grade hahahahahahahhaah i miss it all ready tear tear

  • snclefebvre 1 year ago

    Most of those things are usually done for free by apprentice programs and donated materials!

  • coloneljade 1 year ago

    Two thumbs up for expensive

  • hahamysnscooler 1 year ago

    That's so awesome 🙂 Hoping to help start similar initiatives in my city too!

  • Julio Alvarez 1 year ago

    I am in Miami. What can you grow during the summer? lettuce? Basil?

  • BOTHROP 1 year ago


    jajaja, tienes razon jajaja…a lo mejor manda al FBI para terminar con esa conspiración…

  • neverlosemomentum 1 year ago

    John, as an elementary school teacher I can tell you that there is a correlation between diet and ADHD as you mentioned in your video. I try to encourage parents to explore diet modification as an alternative to medication for children with focusing issues, however, it is much too easy for parents to find a doctor that will give them a prescription for their child; they pass out the drugs like Halloween candy…luckily people like you are spreading the truth about food! Thanks man!

  • Edgar Duran 1 year ago

    The children love this school.My 2 boys go to this school and the teachers and the way they make learning fun!!!They do sell what they grow and we have the strawberry festival in Feb.The boys actually taught me about recycling and saving Mother Earth!!!!

  • KungZoo 1 year ago

    04.07 – lol – UK is full zany ideas!

  • kevinwildcelt 1 year ago

    I was not raised in a household that gardened, I do not yet have a garden BUT it seems logical to me that teaching our children, the next generation to grow their own food as much as possible will be crucial to them being as self sufficent and yes, independent as is humanly possible. Keep up the good work !!

  • Endrikh Darkvine CXVI 1 year ago

    hydroponics vs soil is like giving plants fitness, powertraining, proteins, vitamins and all kinds of supplements to beef them up

  • Thaneii 1 year ago

    This has to be one of the best videos I've seen in a while. I hope those students appreciate this opportunity, and realize how lucky they are to have it.

  • RonPaulIsiah 1 year ago

    i bet once the kids grow up being high schooler, theyll be pro hydro cannabis growers.