# Lesson 22 School Community Garden

Let’s plan a school garden.

## Warm-up Notice and Wonder: Garden

What do you notice? What do you wonder?

## Activity 1 Produce

## Problem 1

For each situation, draw a diagram and write an equation or expression.

A strawberry patch has 7 rows with 8 strawberry plants in each row.

How many strawberry plants are in the patch?

To grow strawberries in the best way, the rows should be 4 feet apart. Each plant in the row should be 2 feet apart. How long and wide is the strawberry patch?

You can harvest 12 strawberries per plant. How many strawberries will grow in each row?

## Problem 2

With your partner, take turns explaining where you see the numbers in the expression or equation you wrote in your diagram.

## Activity 2 Plan the Garden

**Growing Requirements**

strawberries

Grow in patches

Space rows: 4 feet apart

Space plants: 2 feet apart

Each plant produces 12 strawberries.

cantaloupes

Grow on vines

Space rows: 4 feet apart

Space plants: 1 foot apart

Each plant produces about 8 cantaloupes.

zucchini

Grow on vines

Space rows: 5 feet apart

Space plants: 1 foot apart

Each plant produces about 8 zucchini.

tomatoes

Grow on vines

Space rows: 4 feet apart

Space plants: 2 feet apart

Each plant produces about 20 tomatoes.

pinto beans

Grow on bushes in pods

Space rows: 2 feet apart

Space plants: 1 foot apart

Each plant produces 20–25 pods and each pod produces about 5 beans.

potatoes

Grow in rows

Space rows: 2–3 feet apart

Space plants: 1 foot apart

Each plant produces 5–10 potatoes.

## Problem 1

Read the information about some plants you could grow in a garden. Then, circle 2 plants to grow in your part of the school garden.

## Problem 2

Plan your garden. Both of your plants should harvest between 50–100 fruits or vegetables.

How many of each plant will you grow?

Predict how many fruits or vegetables you will harvest. Show or explain your reasoning.

## Problem 3

Make a diagram that shows how the plants are arranged and how much space is needed.