We made calendula balm for the first time today. This great garden medicine is started with dried calendula leaves cooked up in olive oil. They are then strained and the oil is added to melted beeswax. It has medicinal properties to help heal cuts and scrapes- so you just rub it on and voila!- healing begins. Every K-3 student will get their own tin of balm with a cool label that they designed. This is a great way to take the Orca garden home and put it to practical use.
Note to self: close the doors of the greenhouse, so that 5 bees don’t fly in because of the honey smell of cooked beeswax. Also- use a funnel or risk turning your table into a giant candle.