That contact with nature is beneficial for children is common knowledge. However, this may be difficult to achieve for those living in the city. Hydroponics can solve this problem by offering your children an effective and engaging way to grow plants.
Hydroponics is a system that allows to grow plants in nutrient solutions with or without an inert medium (i.e. soil) to provide mechanical support. In a nutshell, this allows to grow plants in enclosed areas, with mechanical irrigation and fertilizing. Many vegetables, like cucumbers or peppers are produced in great quantities using this system, which can bring many benefits to your children.
It Improves STEM Abilities
Gardening improves reasoning, planning and organizational skills, all essential to the STEM subjects, that is, science, technology, engineering and mathematics. This is true for all forms of gardening, but hydroponics offers an added advantage, since the ingenuity it requires is almost an elemental form of applied engineering A hydroponics course can help your children gain familiarity with the importance of problem-solving and solution-finding, two skills critical to the STEM disciplines.
Encourages Them to Eat Healthier
Being in close contact with plants and vegetables can change your children’s perspective in many ways. They will learn more about botanic, and the next logical step will take them to the realm of biology. What happens when we eat vegetables? Why are them so important? Eating the vegetables they have grown themselves can lay the groundwork for a life-long habit of healthy eating.
There are many projects that can help build the confidence of your children. But hydroponics offers a unique combination that requires creative problem-solving and produces tangible —and edible results. This particular approach can have a substantial positive impact on the confidence and self-esteem of your children.
To grow something takes a combination of resilience and patience: In one word, focus. According to a study published in the American Journal of Public Health, children achieve better results when they have access to green space. Hydroponics can strengthen your children’s ability to concentrate and pay attention to detail, two skills that can improve dramatically their performance at school and in other areas as well.
A lesson in Efficiency
Hydroponics is about making the most of what you have. From the way it utilizes space to the use of irrigation water, efficiency is central to hydroponics. Gaining early familiarity with this concept and reflecting about ways to harness it will give your children a head start in their path to academic and personal success.
Enroll your child in our hydroponics program so they can take advantage of all these benefits. Call Akoma Unity Center, San Bernardino, CA at 909-217-7956 or reach us by email to learn more about our programs.