Students learn harvesting techniques at Roosevelt HS ESP

These past few weeks have been very abundant at most gardens, especially Roosevelt HS of Environmental and Social Policy! Students have been enjoying the bounty through snacks and salads made in class, as well as harvesting some goods and taking them home to share with their family. This inspires conversation of what is eaten at home, traditional recipes that families use, and suggestions for how to incorporate certain foods into meals. This past week we went over the best ways to harvest certain vegetables. Cilantro, kale, mustard greens, celery, broccoli, and snap peas were amongst the goodies that students were able to take home. Some vegetables needs scissors or knives to properly harvest, and others you just need your fingers to get a good grasp and snap it from the plant. The process of planting, growing, harvesting, and then cooking your bounty is one of the most rewarding things a person can learn!

Fresh, home grown broccoli!

Fresh, home grown broccoli!

A student, proud of her harvest.

A student, proud of her harvest.

Nasturtium-- you can eat the flowers and the leaves!

Nasturtium– you can eat the flowers and the leaves!