Chunks of unfiltered beeswax, olive oil, and calendula flowers= AMAZING calendula balm. It’s a medicinal salve that heals cuts and wounds. We grow a lot of calendula in the garden, so it’s a chance for us to explore plants as medicine. so go ahead and bang yourself up a bit kids- the garden has given you a small container of calendula balm/medicine.
AND Lavender oil was part of our festivities today. Orca lavender has been soaking for two months in olive oil and is some of the most delightfully smelling stuff of all time. Everyone got their own mini-bottle that has a small stick to apply it to your skin. How fun.
I think it’s always kind of profound to have students take something home, share it with their families, and be able to carry around a piece of the garden with them. They have something to use and share and hopefully have the realization that the garden is something that gives them sustained love- if they love it back a little bit too!