The middle schoolers today made salsa in the greenhouse. We blasted Cubanismo (one of my favorite salsa groups) and got down with some eating. ALL of the tomatoes were from Orca’s garden and p-patch. they were fresh off the vine and extra delicious. They wrote all the ingredients down on a recipe card and even practiced the Spanish words as we cut and prepared. Que rico!
Archive for September 15, 2010
Mr. C and I are really trying to have students connect with their community and really feel that they are making a difference. We have partnered with the Rainier Valley Food Bank, to share our harvest and give students a real look at food security and poverty in south Seattle.
We got a brief rundown of the operation there from their director Sam. He told us that 75% of the population that uses the food bank in Chinese and SE Asian. As he was talking with us, a woman with a cart full of our collard greens rolled by. WOW! This was a powerful experience for students.