Tastes of Fall

Tastes of Fall

While the younger farmers continued to plant for winter, carrots, cabbage, broccoli, and lettuce, each in their square foot garden, another group prepped a salad made to feed everyone, of garden harvested pumpkin, acorn squash, broccoli, chives, mint, lavender flowers, arugula and a dressing of balsamic vinegar, olive oil, salt and pepper. To this mixture… Continue Reading

Six Weeks of Veggie Tasting Pays Off at Weemes Elementary

Six Weeks of Veggie Tasting Pays Off at Weemes Elementary

This week is the last garden class for our second rotation and we have had a lot of different recipes alongside our science lessons and garden exploration. After our class time (where we talked about nutrient and water cycles) we had a final harvest and students made their own hand-held salads using lettuce, chard, squash… Continue Reading

Valley View Elementary Has a Lesson on Compost and Views Their Bin

Valley View Elementary Has a Lesson on Compost and Views Their Bin

Valle View Elementary has a compost lesson to help understand that nothing goes to waste in the garden. The students learn the correct ratio of brown to green and practices replicating it by making a trail mix. Pretzels, sesame sticks, almonds, papitas, and dried green beans make a delicious compost mix. – Ranger Dan Continue Reading

Vine St Elementary Gets a Feel for Healthy Soil

Vine St Elementary Gets a Feel for Healthy Soil

The students at Vine St Elementary received a lesson on soil and had a chance to compare healthy balanced soil with disproportionate soils. Feeling the difference helped explain how soil is able to provide so many different things for plants. We made a fresh guacamole using the percentages 45:25:25:6 (mineral:air:water:organic) we used avocado, tomato, onion,… Continue Reading

Sprouts to come!

Sprouts to come!

Our little gardeners at Wilton Place absolutely love to get their hands dirty. These eager sweet hears got so excited to plant in our seed trays! This week students planted, beets and lettuce to grow in out school garden. We will see out these little sprouts develop over time and eventually even get a chance… Continue Reading

Garden Goodies

Garden Goodies

In this beautiful bundle we have lemon sorrel (a class favorite), kale, buttercrisp letter, Purple basil, African blue basil, Moroccan Mint, and green onions. Thrilled to have Faculty at Whaley who love our veggies! I’ve been giving out produce weekly to the staff and I love hearing about what they do with it. We even got… Continue Reading

Buzzy Buzzy Bees

Buzzy Buzzy Bees

Before our break the little gardeners at Wilton Place Elementary transformed into bees, in our game called buzzy buzzy bee. Before we played we talked about how are busy bee visits certain parts of the flower so that we can get seeds. That also do something called Cross Pollination, which is when a bee (or… Continue Reading