Today at Micheltorena, Leonardo continued the bee demonstration with the observation hive so that every class had a chance to learn about the nature of bees and the art of beekeeping. Leonardo talked about the structure of honeycomb (hexagonal cells), about the different types of bees that make up a colony (worker, drone, queen), about the services bees offer man (production of honey and pollination of many kinds of crop plants), and answered their questions.
After the demonstrations, the students finally got to enjoy a substantial meal, harvested from the garden. The students picked lettuce, chard, two types of kale, green onions, carrots, mint, basil, and thyme. Together with some ingredients from the local farmer’s market, including red bell peppers, corn, and mellon, the students put together a fantastic, healthy salad. Mr. Wurnfeld made a sweet and salty dressing from olive oil, balsamic vinegar, maple syrup, ground black pepper, and unprocessed sea salt. The kids ate their greens.