Planting Their Roots…

Children started the new school year hands first into their new business venture “Viva Verde” in Spanish class. They created this name to symbolize their organic garden that they have been busy getting dirty in. After planning what they want to grow this year, they have created a new composting system and soil, germinated seeds, transplanted successful seedlings and even set up their first pop up shop on site to gain proceeds from last year’s produce in order to invest in this year’s crops.

Recently inspired by their visit to Finca Organica Nosara, they not only learned how to germinate seeds from locals but they soaked in the passion, hard work and care that they saw during their tour.

Sprouting New Ideas…

As our new seedlings begin to sprout, so do their ideas. Continuing on their learning adventure, students will develop their organic garden mission, logo, cliental and approach to advertising and selling. Furthermore, they will think up and develop products to make with their harvests to sell. They are hopeful to have enough produce in the coming months to sell at our local Farmer’s Market.

Learning with Purpose…

Students are continually being challenged academically. They are accountants and business owners responsible for keeping track of profits and costs, mentally calculating costs of sales to customers and providing correct change and converting dollars into colones. Critical thinking skills are required to develop a product together that will yield profits and prioritize where to spend it.

Ideas are popping up all around!

 

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