This week in school I planted sunflowers with the children. We are growing sunflowers for The Big Sunflower Project for Centronuclear and Myotubular Myopathy. Centronuclear and Myotubular Myopathy are rare forms of neuromuscular disorders that cause defects in the cell structures of muscles leading to low muscle tone. This can cause many physical problems from walking to breathing and speech. It can affect walking and other every day tasks.
For the big sunflower project we are growing the sunflowers to raise awareness of the condition. They ere chosen for their cheery look and their ability to soar to high heights. They aren’t held back.
We are growing two varieties of sunflower: Russian Giants and velvet queens.
We started some off in the propagator and some in the pots.
Please check out the links to read more on the project. My class enjoyed planting their seeds. Hopefully ours will tower to make the project proud.