Thursday, December 10, 2009

Morning Glory Seed Hunt (After School Program)

Today after school it was just warm enough for us to go outside for a few minutes. So we decided to pick morning glory seeds. We had a competition to see who got the most morning glory seeds. There were a lot of morning glories on the fence. All 6 gardeners and 3 adults pitched in! We all loved picking morning glory seeds and spending time with our Global Gardens Family. Some of the gardeners got over a thousand seeds. Kaitlyn and Jordan's team collected 8 piles of 300 seeds. So we multiplied 300x8. And we got 3,200 seeds! Then we discovered we had 5 left over. So altogether we had 3,205 seeds! Devan and Asael's team collected 260 seeds! They divided them into fives. When they did that they had 52 piles. Eric and Kenny's team collected 5 piles of 300 seeds. So we added 300+300+300+300+300=1,500. Then we added 85 more seeds and we got 1,585! That's a lot of seeds! Altogether the student gardeners gathered 3,205+260+1,500=4,965! We're going to have a lot of morning glories next year!

4 comments:

awctulsa said...

Wow! That is amazing that you can get that many seeds from just one garden!! Also I am impressed with your math skills. Way to go!!

Emily Oakley said...

This is farmer Emily and farmer Mike writing. That is a huge amount of seeds! You guys are so efficient that we just might need to ask for your help someday on our farm!

We are in the Dominican Republic and Haiti right now visiting and sharing with other farmers. There a bunch or morning glories here, so we love reading your post about them.

heather said...

This must have been such a fun day! I am so impressed with your math skills! way to go global gardeners!!

Bethanie said...

Wow gardeners, that's a ton of seeds! And well done to Jordan and Kaitlyn for counting out 3,200 seeds! Whew!