The Urban Farm Lab at The Verdi EcoSchool is a year round horticulture program for children 5 - 14 years of age (Kindergarten - 8th grade). Budding scientists will participate in hands-on experiments and in depth projects to learn about:
- Plant science, soil science and ecosystem ecology
- Composting, decomposition, chemical reactions and the incredible earthworm
- Native plants and beneficial (sometimes edible!) "weeds"
- Garden design, layout and planting for the seasons
- Hydroponics, aeroponics, aquaponics, OH MY!
- Bat boxes, bee hives and how we can help our natural pollinators
Urban Farm Lab participants will also work towards their certification as Junior Master Gardeners as recognized by the National Junior Master Gardener Program.
1482 Pineapple Ave, Melbourne, FL, 32935