Building Farms in the Classroom
School Seeds is a cutting-edge STEAM-based gardening project spearheaded by a New York State-certified teacher, accomplished health and wellness educator, and expert in holistic health. This innovative program features a comprehensive curriculum that integrates the latest principles of aeroponic gardening and academic standards to promote healthy living and social and emotional well-being across all academic disciplines.
Through the seamless integration of a passion for education, a holistic approach to wellness, and a commitment to environmental preservation, we have developed a truly distinctive and transformative initiative that empowers students with the tools and skills they need to succeed both inside and outside the classroom. Our program provides students with unparalleled opportunities to engage in hands-on, experiential learning that fosters creativity, critical thinking, and teamwork while simultaneously promoting mental and physical well-being.
My name is Lety Algeri
As a former middle school educator turned health and wellness expert, I have long sought to incorporate organic gardening into school curricula. However, space constraints and seasonal limitations have made this a challenge - until I discovered Tower Gardens.
These innovative vertical aeroponic growing systems can be utilized indoors or outdoors, year-round, and require a mere 30 inches of space to grow up to 28 plants. With Tower Gardens, students can now cultivate fresh vegetables right in their classrooms, seamlessly integrating gardening into their daily coursework.
Building upon my passions for teaching and health, I have developed an innovative and BOCES-approved program called School Seeds. At its core, the School Seeds Program utilizes cutting-edge aeroponic, vertical Tower Gardens to promote project-based learning and reinforce academic standards across a range of disciplines.
We provide an immersive whole-school curriculum that aligns the art and science of growing vegetables with daily academic instruction in all subject areas. This project-based and standards-aligned learning experience helps students learn critical thinking and problem-solving as they explore, discover, and create their own ecosystems.