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This Lesson Library contains all the lessons in the Intermediate Level of the Edible Learning Lab. Use the search fields below to narrow the list of lessons. You can also view the Beginner Level and Advanced Level lessons or the entire Edible Learning Lab Curriculum in the Resource Library.
The most expensive piece of dirt is that which is not planted. This lesson explores succession planting and tasks students with creating a succession schedule for the entire year to maximize production.
Every seed library has some convention for organization like plant family, common name, or the season they prefer. This lesson requires students to create their own classification standard for the seeds in their seed saving library.
Knowledge is power. Don't reinvent the wheel. These two bits of sage advice shape this lesson. Students will create a seedling care guide filled with best practices that future classes will be able to reference.
Producing food in the Lab is a great way to explore science, math, history, and the practical skills mastered by farmers everywhere. This lesson goes beyond the educational elements and asks students to determine the highest and best use for the food they produce from a revenue generating perspective.
Watering can be a tedious task and in the flagship Edible Learning Lab we have students perform that function by hand. This lesson explores the design of a flood table and tasks students with crafting a new and improved version.
Drainage is an often overlooked aspect of good soil. This lesson walks students through a drainage test to establish a baseline for the soil in the raised planters and garden beds. This baseline will allow students to measure improvements to drainage as a result of soil amendments in the future.
There are various ways to test soil and the mason jar test is one of the more important. This lesson shows students how to perform a mason jar test to evaluate soil texture and determine which amendments are most needed to improve the soil.
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.