Back to school with new batches of middle school children, began with getting a sense of place – what is where, and why.
Walking and mapping the garden have been our first exercises in becoming familiar with the gardens function and systems.
We have also begun to talk about seeds and gather them as we go along our garden walks – a closure to last years harvest and a seed bank for next years planting.
Our first harvest of heirloom corn, black and strawberry varieties, is truly exciting. Not only because of how they look but the connection of this ancient grain to the history and culture of food.