There’s a reason many people proudly refer to themselves as “tree huggers.” Trees are essential to a healthy environment, providing oxygen, shade, erosion protection, and a comfy home for many animals—not to mention the ones that offer tasty fruits and nuts for us to eat.
Talk about the perfect combination for a fantastic STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) educational experience!
Did you know for more than 2000 years people have grown and enjoyed eating radishes? A radish is a vegetable that is generally eaten raw, cooked or pickled. All parts of the plant can be eaten but the root is the most commonly eaten part of the plant. They can be grown in garden plots or in containers and they need very little space. We learned how to plant this healthy choice for your garden at Explore the Outdoors this year.
Toads make good neighbors. They eat lots of bugs, worms, spiders and slugs and keep our gardens healthy. The Pocahontas Chapter of the Virginia Master Naturalists (VMN) taught us how to make Toad Houses at Explore the Outdoors this year. Watch this Science Matters video to learn how to make your own Toad House and how to protect toads in your yard.