Download this coloring page about gardening supplies for younger achievers.
Use it as an optional requirement for young children to do before the meeting begins.
We need to breathe to stay alive. If we breathe dirty air, we are more likely to develop health problems such as asthma, bronchitis and lung disease.
Plants and trees help to keep the air clean. Even indoor plants can clean the air inside your house!
Requirement 2: Smell It!
Air pollution often smells bad. That’s why crowded cities smell different than grassy fields. Go outside. What does the air smell like? Take a walk. Does the air smell change? If you can, also visit a place with a lot of plants and a place with no plants. Go for a walk at each place. How does the air smell.
Things to Look For on Your Walks:
- Do you see a garden that can use some TLC? Maybe an older neighbor or a town park?
- Do you see a place a garden can be planted? Your school, the firehouse?
Think about the walks you took and other places in your community.
Participate in a gardening project. Here are some ideas:
- Tend to an existing garden.
- Plant a garden.
- Plant a mini garden for your patio.
- Put plants in nice pots for neighbors who don’t get outside much. Helpful Link: Best indoor plants for cleaning the air.
Download the optional review sheet for younger achievers.
- Do you consider your garden a success?
- Would you do it again?
- Would you do anything different next time?
- Did you notice any place that could use some trees?
Congratulations you have earned the Gardening patch! The patch can be purchased from our partner site MakingFriends®.com.
Does this give you some ideas for earning the Tree Planting patch?
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