You are never too young or too old to learn about plants. This week our Horticulture program attended Gault Institute’s (elementary school in Valleyfield) Career Fair Day and showcased an interactive booth about horticulture. I decided to have kids plant some Cat Grass (which is actually oats). This plant is good for cats` digestive system and it germinates very quickly so it is a lot of fun for kids to see. Other students from HAECC joined us during the day, and the event was really fun and exciting.
Hopefully, this experience will stay in the minds of the young students and may awaken a curiosity about the natural world around them.
Denise Chavez (HORTICULTURE teacher, HAECC)