New Veggie Tasting at Sullivan Prek

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! 🙂

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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?

Hope Cox

Hope is an urban farmer, garden educator and foodie transplanted from Tennessee to SoCal in 2014. She hopes to move out of the big city one day to pursue the life of a sustainable farmer; but in the meantime loves to teach elementary kids about how food is grown, nutritious and tasty recipes and connecting with nature.