Plant A Smile

Plant A Smile is a 4H club in West Newton. We concentrate on learning about plants, science, outdoor adventure, technology,
photography and SMILES! The club was founded on January 11, 2013. Currently our project is making cooking videos.

Friday, February 8, 2013

Greenhouse Field Trip

Wednesday's trip to the Newton Cemetery greenhouses.  Thanks to greenhouse managers Pam and Julian.  Also thanks to Mary Ann and Tim for arranging the tour.

Fertilizer through the irrigation system. 

Pam explaining the heating, fans and vents.  All the tables have  hot water tubes running beneath the plants to keep the soil warm.  

Pam showing how they monitor insects.

Checking out the Primrose. 
Pansies for the spring.

Geranium cuttings.

Julian showing how they plant seed in thousands of pots.

Inspecting insects through a macroscope.  I think Sophia is looking at a predatory mite. 

Monday, February 4, 2013

2/13/13 Meeting

The last meeting was a lot of fun.  We learned about water properties - adhesion, cohesion, surface tension and surfactants.  

Videos, 2/1/13

Videos of experiments on water properties at club meeting.