Chia – Salvia Hispanica

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Our densely planted garden beds are all blooming with spring vigour

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Today’s lesson was an intro to a popular Aztec/Mexican ancient seed. Belonging to the Salvia family, Chia seeds are well known and more and more commonly eaten for their nutritional value. We first drew the tiny seeds in our garden journals, then got to dissolve them in water and drink them in their gooey form, plus throw a good dollop on our salad to taste it in its dry form.

The children then built a tiny in ground mound made up of branches, twigs, paper, soil and mulch into which a handful of chia seeds were broadcast. We hope to see it grow and recognize this special seed in its entirety.

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