Start earning your Plants & Gardening badges here! Complete 3 different activities from this group to claim this badge.
Find an unfamiliar fruit or vegetable at a farmer’s market or grocery store and ask the stall attendant or produce manager about it. Post what you discovered.
Identify 5 fruits and vegetables that grow in Washington State and when they are ready to harvest in the year. Share what you found out.
What plants do butterflies and birds love? Write a paragraph or two about what you learn.
Name 5 famous gardens from around the world and select your favorite. Share a little about your favorite in your post.
Take a stroll in your yard or neighborhood to see how many different trees grow there. Post a photo or sketch of what you find.
Complete 3 different activities from this group to claim this badge. You must earn the Apprentice badge first to unlock this badge.
Interview a local farmer, gardener, or nursery store owner about their work and share your interview.
Attend a garden event in your community and give a summary of your experience. Examples include the free Master Gardeners programs in Puyallup.
Hike a trail or visit a local park or a public or private garden and identify as many native and non-native plants as you can. Post your list and/or pictures.
Write your own garden poetry, using both the haiku and cinquain styles, and share it with everyone.
Start your own garden, even if it’s just a house plant. Share your experience in a post.
Cook up something tasty from the garden, such as a stew or vegetable or fruit salad. Post your recipe and/or photo here.
Complete 1 activity from this group to claim this badge. You must earn the Journeyman badge first to unlock this badge.
Collect and save at least 5 different seeds. To help you get started, visit The Exploratorium. Once you’ve figured out what you want to save, share a picture and paragraph or two about your collection.
Create a plant identification notebook containing at least 5 different plants. Find some ideas to get started here. Show us your progress in a post.
HOW TO EARN A BADGE:
First Do This
Complete activities listed under the badges above.
Then Do This
Update Your Activity, describing each activity that you complete. Include the full activity name anywhere in your update (#activityname).
Do This Last
Return here to claim a badge for the activities you completed. Include the activity name for each activity you completed (without the “#”), select the badge you are claiming, and hit submit!