The sun is back! My students were SO happy to finally come back to the garden after two weeks of rain. We spent the majority of class tasting a new veggie. I introduced them to Swiss chard, a colorful winter green similar to lettuce and spinach. It was fun getting them to say the name “swiss chard.” But after practicing a few time we eventually got pretty close! 🙂
We observed the color of the leaves and the flavor. Amazingly, most of the kids were willing to taste it. Those who were a little more wary, I offered a little shake of tajin to boost the flavor. This definitely brought more kids on board!
At the end of class, we fed the worms the pieces of chard we didn’t want to eat. Isn’t great the our worm friends don’t complain about eating leftovers?