World Missions Outreach students in Nicaragua learn self-sustainable education by using recycled materials. Each WMO student learns how to plant their own vegetables, fruits, and gardens; thus ensuring, no child has to go to bed hungry!
So, How do you create a garden out of recycled materials?
1. Each student used a recycled plastic bottle as their planting container.
Snag your plastic bottle out of the trash and grab a pair of scissors!
2. Time to add the soil!
Our Team showed WMO students how to add the appropriate amount of soil for their plant to grow & shared with them on the importance of knowing what type of soil each seed needs.
3. Space out & Plant your seeds!
Our team helped WMO students know how deep to place their seeds & the appropriate amount of space to leave between each seed.
4. Now, Add Water!
Our team explained to WMO students the importance of keeping their plants watered & show them the appropriate amount of water to add.
What did we plant?
Tomatoes, Lettuce, Peppers, and Cucumbers!
Why is teaching sustainability & agriculture important?
WMO students learned how to plant their own vegetables & fruits!
This type of trade skill agriculture education ensures that no child has to go to bed hungry. This type of knowledge is a way to provide children with a way to create a self-sustainable lifestyle for themselves & their families in the face of economic adversities.
What will the students do with their plants?
Each student will be responsibly for taking the knowledge & tools that the team equipped them with to tend and take care of their plant. The students will come to school and monitor their seedlings daily. Once their seed starts to grow & produce, the students can take the produce home to share with their families!