Alaska Agriculture in the Classroom has been working on developing a new resource called the Alaska Indoor Gardening Curriculum. The curriculum was developed with cross-curricular activities and lessons on plant biology and practical inexpensive systems. Many teachers throughout Alaska are using this resource to enhance their STEM learning, but any educator can use it anywhere. This past year teachers developed a modified inexpensive grow tower made with two- and five-gallon buckets and components that can be easily found and have made a video of how to put it together.
Melissa Sikes is the state coordinator for Alaska Agriculture in the Classroom and natural resource education specialist with the Fairbanks Soil and Water Conservation District.