Thanks to Monsanto and Mr. Malone at PHS, Bennet Elementary students are benefiting from and experiencing tower gardens in the classroom. Through a grant written by Mr. Malone, the school received funding to purchase two tower gardens to be used at the elementary. They are circulating through the classrooms every few weeks. The ag students from the high school periodically come over to educate the elementary students about what’s growing in the towers. Meanwhile, the students get to watch the plants grow, check the water, and add solution when necessary. The past two weeks the tower gardens have been in the 6th grade classrooms and students have been busy with monitoring and watching the growth of the vegetables.
Pictured above left: Gage Bohaty prunes the tomatoes.
Pictured above right: Lily Calkins holds the water test tube to check the Ph level. Briley Luff, behind, explains why checking the water is important.