At West Vernon Elementary the students help the garden by removing unwanted guests and bringing them to the compost container. A lesson on plant parts teaches them that the blossoms on the peach tree could become fruit. Dead heading the butterfly weed makes sure it continues to blossom. A snack of fresh beets on basil with a dash of salt expands thier palates and illustrates that the right roots and leaves can be delicious!
– Ranger Dan