Maintaining the school garden is all about doing little jobs often! It’s not that hard if everyone pitches in.
THE PEST TEAM
No, this isn’t the team of pests! The Pest Team keeps an eye on the vegetables to make sure that the pests aren’t eating them before the class gets the chance to.
Some Bad Bugs can just be picked off or squashed, some can be trapped and then thrown in the bin, and some may need to be sprayed with an organic pest spray. The Smarty Plants fact sheets will show the best thing to do with each bug.
The Pest Team will need to wear gloves, a hat and sunscreen. They will also need a magnifying glass so that they can see the insects close up and will need to have a bucket to put any bad bugs into.
USEFUL CLASSROOM MATERIAL
Download these tags to use on the classroom garden roster.