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Learning Materials

Gardens are not made by singing 'Oh, how beautiful,' and sitting in the shade.
Rudyard Kipling

From educational resources to interactive games, Nutrients for Life is dedicated to helping educate students on the important topics of soil science, plant nutrients, agriculture and horticulture.

Interactive Games/Lessons

IPNI Academy (K- Grade 5)

About the Game

Students join the Plant Nutrient Team in a quest to feed their family and our world. Exploring living organisms in the soil, discovering the nitrogen process and participating in a game show are just some of the things you can do in our interactive games section.

Fact Sheets

The basics of N, P and K are covered in a series of simple, easy-to-understand, illustrated fact sheets.

Lesson Plans

To help your students relate to N, P and K visually, we have a variety of suggested lesson plans that are easy for you to put together and even easier for your students to connect with.

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Humanity Against Hunger (Grade 6-12)

About the Game

Students take a virtual journey to Africa, in which they become a volunteer to help end the famine caused by soil nutrient depletion. Through the interactive experience, students learn how nitrogen, potassium and phosphorus deficiencies can stunt plant growth in multiple ways. They also learn that replenishing the land with fertilizer can help farmers achieve higher crop yields to feed more people.

At the village, you encounter three maize farmers, each of whom faces a different crop problem. In each scenario, the farmer describes his or her growing conditions and then shows you photos of afflicted maize plants. Using a field manual, you must analyze each situation, offer a diagnosis and then recommend a remedy.

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Featured Learning Garden

Reynolds Secondary School
Victoria, BC

Our school garden is part of the culture of our school. It's not used just for gardening or for "learning", but for poetry slams, arts classes, chutney-making workshops, after-school garden parties, and pot lucks. It's a place where all students feel a bit of ownership. We have 6 raised beds that fuel our students through our School Salad Bar program, and also a range of native fruit shrubs, from blueberry to lignen berry.

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Our School wants a Learning Garden!

Let’s explore and experience the science behind food production.
A Learning Garden can help you see first-hand how modern agriculture, gardening, plant growth, and nutrition work as a part of the global supply chain, and understand the valuable role nutrients play in food production, health and sustainability. So, does your school want to start a learning garden?

Learn how Nutrients for Life can help your school get gardening today.

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