Recently in English we've been studying gardening and the Kissena
Corridor Park Garden. At first,I thought how did this have anything to
do with English and writing. When I saw the gardens and how beautiful
they were I started to think maybe I could write about a specific plot
and maybe show how beautiful the gardens where through words. I know
that many people feel that this assignment is boring or pointless but in
a way I find it relevant and meaningful. After doing this study I feel
more knowledgeable about gardening and plants. For example I learned how
to plant certain types of flowers. So this did prove to be a
interesting and beneficial experience.
One thing I know for sure
about gardening is that it takes a great deal of dedication and hard
work. Now I've studied my fare of gardening and realize you can't just
put a plant in the ground and expect it to grow on its own. Personally
it's funny to me how I never realized how much work and attention plants
to need to stay alive.
I also did some research on how
gardening can be helpful and used in ways to better our lives. I
recently listened to a TED talk about school lunches and how they can
become more nutritious.
Cooper speaks about how many school throughout the U.S serve fatty and
non-nutritious meals. She is working on a program to teach children to
eat properly and introduce healthy foods in school lunches. She also
includes gardening programs such as the one we are doing in my school. I
agree with her about how we are what we eat since it has been proven
that people who eat fatty foods and processed foods don't live as long. A
healthy diet is incredibly important and can start by just learning
about what you are eating. Gardening can be a good way to learn about
healthy foods and it can be fun.
While we were outside we took
some pictures of the amazing gardens people have put together.
From these pictures you can see how much work people put into these gardens keeping them looking as
nice as they do. They wake up early in the morning and start tending to
the gardens. I know it really does take a lot of dedication to work so
early in the morning. I feel more people should try gardening and
growing some of there own vegetables. Maybe by doing so they can learn
to eat healthier as well.
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