Exploring Hydroponic Gardening at Oak Hammock K-8

Spring is here! Students in Kindergarten through Sixth Grade at Oak Hammock K-8 are learning about the life cycle of plants, water use, and most importantly, where food comes from, by growing herbs in the school’s infamous butterfly garden. Ms. Campbell’s 6th Grade ELA students learned dill and parsley are not only great herbs for cooking, but they are also favorite host plants for the Black Swallowtail Butterflies. The class planted dill and parsley seeds in the garden and are anxiously waiting for Black Swallowtails Butterfly to search these herbs out by smell. As students in all grade levels wait to see how many butterflies will be attracted to the herbs, they are learning about:  from the farm to the table, food waste, water as a resource, and conservation.