Green Farming

We took a day trip to a farm for our homeschooling today. The kids learned about “green farming” from an agriculturalist who explained how to plant seedlings, do hydrophonics, vermiculture and the like.

It was fascinating for the kids and for me! I learned alot about organic ways to plant and farm. Hydroponics is a method of growing plants using mineral nutrient solutions, in water, without soil. Vermiculture is a way of composting using earthworms to speed up the process.

Lord willing, when we move to a house, we can have a little garden — Edric’s fantasy. For the time being, this knowledge went to the kids’ science files. What better way to learn about innovative farming methods than to experience it for yourself? The kids (well, the boys) liked the worms part the best. Of course they did. Yehey for learning experiences that are not confined to four walls of a classroom!

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Comments

  1. hi joy! where is this farm located? Would love to learn more about hydrophonics too :-)

    • Joy T Mendoza says:

      Hi Jude! It’s not the farm that had the agriculturalist. We just invited him to bring all the equipment there. But, I can find out his contact information (have to get it from my mom which can take a while), and send it to you so you can ask him if he can do a demo for you, too. He will probably need money to buy the stuff like the soil, worms, etc. :)

  2. Tiana is adorable. she has the funniest facial expressions! :)

  3. thanks so much joy! ;-)

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