Over 2 days, groups rotated through 4 stations…

Farming

Groups learned what plants needed to grow and then worked tilling a field, making rows and plants lettuce starts.  It was very hard work, but they wanted to stay and finish the field. At one point, one of the boys said, “Farming is really hard work. How come the farmers don’t get paid very much?”

Engaging in community based experiences gives students insight in to how so many people live in rural China. This gives students an opportunity to reflect on their city life, income disparity, and the importance of growing food.