“Do you ever wonder if children think fruits grow in the grocery store”
Fruit trees are the best long-term, most sustainable and low maintenance form of agriculture. We have a variety of fruit trees, both native and cultivated. We have pear, citrus, pomegranate, loquat, olive, native Mexican persimmon, wild plum, and grapes. Students learn:
- Patience – Fruit trees have a longer growing season and can be harvested once or at the most twice a year which in turn teaches the students to be patient to see the fruits and ripening of them.
- Pollination – All fruit trees need pollinators which teaches the children the role of the pollinators and what they can do to increase the pollinator habitat
- Seasons – With a fruit tree the children learn that even though they might have access to all fruits through out the year there is actually growing and harvesting season for each type of fruit. It also teaches them what is available local and when they are available
- Green stewards – The fruit trees are communal so the children learn to care and share the trees with the whole community
- Wildlife – The children get to enjoy the birds and bees that flock the fruit trees during harvest time. They also learn how we are all interdependent. We need bees to pollinate and in turn they are attracted to juicy fruits of the plants.
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