Grow and Learn

Each planting cycle begins with students planting seeds in organic soil, watering their plants and pouring out the excess water. Over the next 7-10 days students pet the plants with their hands (to mimic wind), spin the planters around when the greens lean toward the sun, check if the plants need water by lifting the planter and looking closely, watch the soil absorb the water through bottom watering, and check out the roots peeking through the drainage holes (or through the sides of our see-through planters!). At the end they cut and eat the flavorful greens they grew themselves. They can even explore the roots up close before composting or discarding the soil.  

3+ hours of fine motor, gross motor, & STEM activity

In each planting cycle

To accommodate the unique education challenges we are all facing in 2020, we are offering our Educator Package to you in two ways:

In-Person Learning

Individual kits + instructional materials shipped to a single home or school.

✅ Includes everything needed for 1-3 planting cycles (each cycle is start-to-finish 10 days).

✅ Minimum order of 5 kits (shipping included in price): 1 planting cycle: $20/kit,  2 planting cycles: $25/kit,  3 planting cycles: $29/kit.

✅ Option to bundle each kit so that it may be taken home and done remotely.

✅ All instructional materials are emailed to the teacher (printable and shareable).

✅ Educator discount on future soil & seed refills - make planting a year round learning activity.

✅ Telephone & videoconference support.

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Remote Learning

Individual kits + instructional materials shipped to each student and teacher individually.

✅ Includes everything needed for 1-3 planting cycles (each cycle is start-to-finish in 10 days).

✅ Minimum order of 5 kits (shipping included in price): 1 planting cycle: $25/kit,  2 planting cycles: $30/kit,  3 planting cycles: $34/kit. 

✅ Printed botany journal included with each kit.

✅ Teacher instructional materials (described below) included with the teacher's kit.

✅ All instructional materials are emailed to the teacher (printable and shareable).

✅ Students can purchase individually with a unique code or school can provide a list.

✅ Educator discount on future soil & seed refills - make planting a year round learning activity.

✅ Telephone & videoconference support.

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Each Kit Includes:

✔️ The KnowingNature Planter  -  BPA free, food safe & reusable for each planting cycle
✔️ Printed Botany Journal
✔️ Organic Soil  -  fertilizer free
✔️ Organic Seeds  -  fast growing
✔️ Planting Instructions  -  easy-to-folow
✔️ Care & Harvest Instructions  -  colorful & tailored to your seeds
✔️ Colorful Label  -  to track date planted & seed type
✔️ Fun stickers for students to personalize their planters

Instructional Materials:

✔️ Soil Samples + explanation text of the 3 eco-friendly ingredients in our potting soil (coco coir, worm castings & silica free sand).
✔️ STEM Questions to discuss at each step of the planting cycle
✔️ Teaching Guide  -  18 cognitive & non-cognitive subjects to teach while growing plants, sensory learning with plants, and relevant common-core standards.
✔️ Grow Guide  -  pictures & instructions for 15 additional educational plantings to grow in your planters other than microgreens
✔️ Botany Journal to express and illustrate observations. PLUS COMING SOON! Botany journals in additional languages! 
✔️ All of the above + the instructions that are included in each kit emailed to you so that they are available whenever you need them.

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KnowingNature

Supports Teachers & Educators

We believe schooling is the most important institution in our society because it shapes the values of tomorrow, especially how our children will value nature.

Each interaction with plants nurtures a love and understanding of nature that will stay with kids their entire lives. Therefore we designed a planter that helps teachers to plant with their students whenever it works for their curriculum and schedule. Features of the KnowingNature Planter that support learning include

FUN.  Real gardening year round. It is the experience we all love, available every month of the year. NO high tech, grow lights, peat pellets or gels.

EASY TO USE.  For all ages, experiences & abilities (even the "I-kill-plants" types). All you need is a windowsill & water, we provide everything else.

STORES EASY.  When not in use, the planters make durable & attractive holders for all kinds of classroom materials, or can be stacked & stored efficiently until the next planting.

OPEN-ENDED.  Use it for fun, for food, for learning, for exploring or for calm. It's there to meet YOUR classroom needs. See relevant Common Core Standards below.

INTERACTIVE.  Because we all learn from doing, our gardens are designed to be an interactive experience from start to finish, and everything is specially designed to be easy to use, durable and (almost) mess free. Students smell, see and touch the soil and plants, harvest and eat the greens, and can even pull up and explore the roots. 

FAST RESULTS.  Kids stay engaged with fast growth - most gardens are ready to eat in just 7-10 days.

SAFE.  Our planter is BPA free, pthalate free & made of FDA certified food safe plastic. Our seeds are organic & Non-GMO. Our soil is fertilizer free, pesticide free, manure free and sustainably sourced.

THERE WHEN YOU NEED IT. Get soil & seed refills delivered to you when you need them, or schedule deliveries in advance. No lifting and storing giant soil bags and seeds going bad or attracting pests in a closet.