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1 SammyCylinder Sammy Cylinder Cylinder Gardening with Vanessa the Painted Lady & &

2 Veggie Garden Purpose oTeach plant growth from seed planting to harvest.

3 Butterfly Garden Purpose oTeach the life cycle of the butterfly by growing both nectar and food plants utilizing the cylinder gardening model.

4 Benefits oPride oResponsibility oDetermination oVegetable gardening results in improved nutrition

5 Why it’s Better! oEasy! oNo soil preparation oLess labor oLess space oNo experience necessary

6 How it’s Done oBottomless cylinders are used as small, individual gardens.

7 Garden Set-Up oClear area of weeds & grass oArrange in rows oArrange 18” apart

8 Cylinder Set-up oPlace on newspaper or bags oWeed- barrier oBorders & Mulch

9 Soilless Mix oCylinders are filled with peat moss and Perlite potting soil mix.

10 Cylinder Setup oMix in 3 tbs of organic fertilizer is mixed in. oSeed are planted (depth = seed diameter) oWater

11 Cylinder Care o2 students share the responsibilities of caring for each cylinder Watering – every day for 1st week Thinning Very Minor Weeding Harvesting

12 Materials Provided oSeeds oOrganic fertilizer oCylinders oSources for potting soil oReminder mailings

13 Materials Provided oDirections for Cylinder Setup oMaster Gardener Volunteer oPre-test oPost-test oTeacher's Guide for 6 Lessons oTeacher References oStudy Materials oGames Materials Provided by the Harris County Master Gardeners

14 Lessons and Activities oLesson 1 - Introduction to Seeds oLesson 2 - What Plants Need oLesson 3 - How Plants Grow oLesson 4 - Insects & Diseases oLesson 5 - Parts of the Plant oLesson 6 - Harvesting & Tasting

15 Butterfly Lessons oLesson 1 – Creating a butterfly garden oLesson 2 – The butterfly life cycle oLesson 3 – The egg oLesson 4 – The caterpillar or larvae oLesson 5 – The chrysalis or pupa oLesson 6 – The butterfly or adult

16 Contests oFall Poster Contest oBest 3 Cylinder Gardens Contest

17 Master Gardener Activities oDeliver materials oBe available to teacher to answer questions. oAttend planting and harvest days.

18 2008 Summary o24076 children o107 schools o butterfly gardening o vegetable gardening o14672 spring o9404 fall

19 2008 Summary Demographics o3508 (14%) white o6401 (27%) black o13246 (55%) Hispanic o649 (3%) Asian o212 (1%) American ‐ Indian o12305 boys o11771 girls

20 White Icicle Radishes

21 Snow Peas Carrots

22 Squash, Onions & Corn

23 SammyCylinder Sammy Cylinder Cylinder Gardening with Vanessa the Painted Lady & &


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