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This Lesson Library contains all the lessons in the Beginner Level of the Edible Learning Lab. Use the search fields below to narrow the list of lessons. You can also view the Intermediate Level and Advanced Level lessons or the entire Edible Learning Lab Curriculum in the Resource Library.
The soil is alive, believe it or not. There are microorganisms, bacteria, and fungi all calling the soil home. In this lesson, students will explore the biota of the soil to better understand how all the residents work in concert.
Plants use nutrients in the soil so it's imperative that those be replaced in some way. This lesson walks students through the soil testing process to determine NPK levels and how to amend the soil for future plant production.
Plants have friends too and their production increases when they spend time together. This lesson explores companion planting and tasks the students with developing a companion planting plan for the raised planters.
Seeds emerge and develop into healthy plants but the next tenuous step in transplanting. This lesson exposes students to the challenges of transplanting starts and the best practices for making the transition a successful one.
A short stroll through any garden will reveal countless species of bugs, some harmful and others beneficial. The key is the ability to tell the difference. This lesson introduces students to the mystery diners in the garden.
Tim is Modern Steader's Lab Strategist, working tirelessly to bring future Edible Learning Labs to life. Under his direct leadership, the flagship Lab in Buffalo, WY has given more than 400 students the opportunity to explore the soil to table process.
At home, he is a passionate locavore, and doting husband and father, living in the Bighorns of northern Wyoming.
Dave is a husband, foodie and entrepreneur striving to live healthier and happier through better food and outdoor living. He started his urban garden in early 2013 in an effort to grow as much of his own food as possible. Dave is continually learning to live more simply, waste less, be more efficient and generally build a better skill set.