In a previous post I explained how Seed Savers-Treasure could be used in the classroom. Today’s post will feature Seed Savers-Lily, the second book in the series and currently available in paperback and ebook. The Seed Savers series take place in a future where gardening is illegal and real food virtually unknown.
It should be noted that although Lily is the second book in the series, books one and two can be read in either order.
- Paperback: 182 pages
- Publisher: Flying Books House (August 30, 2018)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1943345090
- ISBN-13: 978-1943345090
- Also available digitally
- Available through Ingram or purchase online from your favorite retailer
Themes: coming of age, friendship, trust & betrayal
preserving food, i.e. drying, canning, freezing the harvest
making tea from herbs
Possible Subject Area Tie-Ins beyond Gardening and Language Arts:
Science: How can photosynthesis work in a basement greenhouse? Canning, drying as ways of preserving.
Math: measuring to plot a garden space; calculations for using drip irrigation for indoor gardening
Social Studies: food politics, culture and religion, sustainability, ethics (keeping secrets), climate change, racism, sanctuary
Art: depicting characters, setting, garden; designing seed packets
Technology: create a book trailer; create a video game; powerpoint book report