- Students will be able to project potential income from a harvest and compare income potential of various plant varieties based on projected yields.
Tools & Materials
- Seeds or starts for three varieties
- Ruler or planter dimensions
Students are 5 times more likely to eat greens that they’ve grown themselves. Makes sense really. But not all kids like the same things. In fact, most of the students in our first year at the flagship Edible Learning Lab were repulsed by broccoli yet my two boys regard the raw florets dipped in homemade ranch as one of their favorite after school snacks.
If every parent worked off the premise that their kids would eat what they grow, then what vegetables would make the most sense… or cents.
Determine the maximum revenue potential of a single raised planter for 3 different varieties that the students like to eat. Use proper spacing to calculate the maximum number of plants that can be cultivated in the raised planter and estimated market value per plant to determine the single harvest revenue potential of each variety. Which variety makes the most cents?
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