The “closing down” of the garden for the season is always a yearly highlight that gets kids active and engaged in the garden. They get to stomp around in the soil harvesting the last of the goodies still there AND help tear it all down for the winter. Today they cycled through 4 activities.
1. Tearing out calendula and nastertium plants
2. Chopping of the plants into compost
3. Harvesting potatoes
4. Harvesting mint for mint tea this winter (and drinking some before washing our own cups!)
Alright- we don’t grow fish or seaweed, so what are we thinking? Well I think that using local and home grown foods as substitutions in favorite foods is a great plan for increasing our food security and enacting a more sustainable food system.
So we wrapped our rice and homegrown carrots in chard and kale and VOILA- Orca Sushi. I picked up some daikon radish, rice vinegar, and soy sauce for some added flavor. Students brought the recipes home to share and a student even showed me their lunch yesterday w/ chard sushi they made at home!!