Wheaton in Montgomery County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Garden Lunch / Recess Lessons
It's no secret that humans depend on plants for food. But, have you ever thought about what parts of the plant that you are eating? Take a look at the six basic plant parts:
Seeds, Roots, Stems, Leaves, Flowers and Fruits
Now guess what plant parts the ingredients for delicious Bean Burritos with Salsa come from:
Flour Tortilla, Beans, Lettuce, Onions, Cheese
(hint: cheese does not come directly from a plant, but from a plant-fed animal.)
Tomatoes, Cilantro, Hot Peppers
What food plants do you see growing in this garden? Can you identify what part you might eat? What plant parts are used in your favorite meal?
Did you know... "eating like a rainbow" means to include a variety of colorful fruits and vegetables in every meal? Try to eat like a rainbow to help your body grow and be strong.
Outdoor Play...It's Good For You!
First hop like a bunny, jump like a frog, and fly like a bee.
Next float like a dandelion seed, slither like a snake,
Playing and learning outdoors helps you to be creative,
increase strength, reduce stress and connect
with the natural world around you!
Did you know... Vitamin D comes from good healthy foods such as dairy products, fish, cereals and eggs? When parts of your body, including the arms, legs, and torso, are exposed to at least 15 minutes of natural sunlight the sun's rays help Vitamin D to be absorbed and blend into our bodies. Playing outdoors is the best way to absorb Vitamin D.
Lunch/Recess Challenge: Get into the action...balance, jump, walk and move your body for the next 10 minutes!
As you move through this garden can you find the animal that lays an egg?
Erected by Montgomery Parks.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Environment • Man-Made Features.
Location. 39° 3.483′ N, 77° 2.224′ W. Marker is in Wheaton, Maryland, in Montgomery County. Marker can be reached from Glenallan Avenue east of Heurich Road. On the grounds of Brookside Gardens. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1800 Glenallan Avenue, Silver Spring MD 20902, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Monarch Waystation (within shouting distance of this marker); Fragrance Garden (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); DC Area Sniper Victims Memorial (about 300 feet away); Gude Garden (about 300 feet away); Efficient Irrigation System (about 500 feet away); Composting (about 600 feet away); Azalea Garden (about 600 feet away); Trial Garden (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wheaton.
Credits. This page was last revised on July 6, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 26, 2017, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 116 times since then and 5 times this year. Last updated on February 19, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 26, 2017, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.