I remember a teacher telling me that student success is significantly improved when they experience tangible results from their learning. With this in mind, I work hard to ensure that the seeds that the students plant germinate well and grow into healthy plants that the students can say they grew themselves. Better yet when we actually get to harvest the veggies to make fresh garden salads. I try to convey how profound it is to actually grow and eat your own food, freshly picked and full of nutrients. Some kids get it and really enjoy the salads.