“Planting Seeds for the Future” is an entrepreneurial/garden project based at Border Star Elementary School in Kansas City, Missouri. Working with students in grades 4-6 “Planting Seeds” weaves together themes of financial literacy, small business development, creative writing, and critical thinking all centered on the student run and maintained urban garden. Upper Elementary students will have the opportunity to create their own businesses, with unique marketing, logos and sales ideas generated by the students’ research and production in raised garden beds. Students will maintain journals, create visual art and creative writing projects, conduct research, explore issues of health and wellness, organic gardening, sustainability as well as social and environmental issues centered on food. Planting Seeds seeks to implement steps designed to engage students in positive creative actions, analytical and critical thinking aimed at ending poverty and creating socially & environmentally conscious citizens. Planting Seeds for the Future is made possible by a generous grant from the United Services Community Action Agency and is sponsored through the University of Missouri-Kansas City Division of Diversity, Access & Equity.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Valentine's Day Sale

Thank you to everyone who came out and supported the Planting Seeds Valentine’s Day Sale.  In honor of both Valentine’s Day and the beauty of the garden, the Border Star students voted to invest in roses for their February 14th sale.  The roses were beautiful and the support amazing.  The Valentine’s Day Sale was a huge success, nearly selling out and providing a valuable good on Valentine’s Day. Thank you to the students who worked so hard during the sale and thank you to the amazing group leaders who always go beyond expectations and consistently save the day.

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