Woolly Pockets and School Gardens: A New Way to Add More Green to Your Life
Woolly School Garden provides everything your school will need to create an outdoor garden classroom. Their awesome little kit includes: 50 Woolly Pockets (which I’ll explain later), do-it-yourself hardware and instructions, premium soil for edible gardening, organic vegetable seeds, a planting chart, a gardening manual, and even a standard curriculum created by School Nutrition Plus. The best part about the included curriculum is starting this Fall, it will include lessons for English, Health, History, Math and Science, for every grade from K-12—and all of the lessons involve the Garden in some way.
You may be wondering what the catch is (if there is any at all). Well, yes, the people of Woolly School Garden do require some things of you, but they are rather simple things:
1. Your school must have a sunny wall or fence area for the garden
2. Your school must have at least one teacher (who will be responsible for the garden) or a school garden manager
3. They also require your school to have a $1,000 budget for the garden. However, if your school does not have the funds, you can sign up for donations and Woolly School Garden will help raise the money for you!
To find out more about how you can get a Woolly School Garden for your school, check out their official site here.
Now, as for the rest of you, you may wonder if this is only available for schools. The answer is: No. If you remember, earlier I mentioned something called a Woolly Pocket. Woolly Pockets are made by the same people, but they serve a different purpose. The Pockets are smaller in size and can be used to decorate your home, office, or other place of choosing. There are 3 Woolly Pocket options available:
The Wally – a way to create your own vertical garden or living wall, indoors or outside.
The Meadow – create your own modular garden on any horizontal surface.
The Island – simply stand-alone Pockets that can be placed or taken anywhere.
To find out more about the Woolly Pockets, including cost, design, and what they’re made of, check out their official site here.
By Heidi Marshall