Not tryin’ to hate on Campbell’s soup- I grew up with it. BUT-
1. It has more sugar than a Pepsi?
2. High Fructose corn syrup is the second ingredient?
3. It traveled thousands of miles to get to your bowl?
Well here at Orca, our soup is local, fresh goodness & it travelled 50 feet and is organic. We talked about advertising and how it tries to sell us things that maybe we don’t need or that are unhealthy for us. We are trying to get deep here in our quest to help facilitate critical thinkers. Is the idea of really understanding the origins and ingredients of our food just as important as math or science? Yes. We asked students to make their own advertisements for Orca soup. Sellin’ a free product- hah!
This activity is so nice, we do it twice in a year. I’m always looking for ways to connect the garden with home and this one seems to be a hit. We collect oregano & rosemary (our thyme died!) in homemade pizza pockets, then they take ’em home and eat it up. You can add this to some Ragu OR to some home style spaghetti sauce. Flavor and fun.
Love ’em or hate ’em, radishes are a quick and easy snack & lesson in the garden. Their relative slow turn around time goes against the “patience” mantra of school gardening. Some kids find the spice too much to handle- others will munch them to no end. Either way- it’s more of a winner than a loser. Over 10 kids in each kindergarten class had their first radish EVER. Awesome.
jurassic park greenhouse of plants….
We have so many veggies and tomatoes this year- they look strong and healthy and are in the process of being hardened off so that they thrive in your lovely garden. In addition to the veggies, we will have native plants, herbs, fruit bushes, Mother’s Day flower pots, and more. We will be open 10am-3pm w/ lots of kids “makery” activities, bake sale goodies, and lots of people to answer your plant questions.
lots o’ varieties!