Archive for December, 2013

Orca Coleslaw!

might i have more, sir?

might i have more, sir?

This was our first time making coleslaw and seems a nice way to celebrate this blog reaching 80,000 views! We made it vegan (not a big mayonnaise fan, honestly) and it turned out delicious. We picked fresh cabbages out of the garden that survived our recent freeze and peeled away the layers of rotted cabbage, slugs, and mud (keepin’ it real!). Then we had beautiful cabbages that looked super fresh. Here’s the recipe. This was a hit w/ the students because not only was it delicious, but they were involved in all the prep and cleanup. That’s some high quality slaw.

These Santas deliver

These Santas deliver

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Environmental Science Night was awesome!

We had a great time sharing all of our fabulous science, garden, and sustainability work that we do in classrooms and beyond. We had well over 100 families out in force. Our buddies from Seward Park Audubon society brought stuffed owls and rodents to talk about wildlife ecology. So much sharing and learning made this a truly fun and educational event.

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Environmental Science night is coming!

Come Wednesday December 11th from 5-8pm for a fun & educational experience here at Orca. The lunchroom will spread out into a virtual cornucopia, a treasure trove, a plethora of science! This event is always fun and widely attended by Orca families & friends. Come see what students have been learning in the area of science. Plus- the Seward Park Audubon Society will be there to help us dissect owl pellets (mice bones galore!).

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Greens for the people

Most classes get a couple of chances to harvest greens for the food bank during their garden class time. This is another activity that reinforces our social justice focus at Orca. This can also help take the cultural stigma out of poverty & the fact that some folks need help sometimes. We have an amazing relationship with the Rainier Valley Food Bank that involves canned & packaged food donations and our incredible greens & produce also.

For the people, by the people

For the people, by the people

Greens love this cold weather and our garden is still pumping out rainbow chard, dino kale, russian red kale, and collards.

Putting the unity in community

Putting the unity in community

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