Archive for March, 2014

Getting ready for spring

dig it?

dig it?


It was a spectacular day in the garden as we dug out the weeds and old plants to make for for the new freshies. We have plants growing in the greenhouse and will be adding some organic starters too.
worms!

worms!


The students NEVER complain about doing so called “grunt work” in the garden- they enjoy the hands on aspects, the fresh air, and the teamwork.
now that's a crew

now that’s a crew


This is also one important component in the cycle of gardening- digging up, planting, harvesting, chopping down….and repeat repeat. And if the trombones are practicing while we do it? Awesome.
the band spills into the garden

the band spills into the garden


Who knew weeding could be so much fun?
weed patrol

weed patrol

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Fruity salad!

Fruits salad in the dead of winter- it does a soul good.

Twin-o Fruit-o

Twin-o Fruit-o


Now this could give us a great opportunity to hear about globalization and the fossil fuel dependent commerce of food being in/out of season OR we could just get some joy on these kids faces and in their stomachs. Even fighting the good fight everyday can wear ya out- let’s just focus on crafting a simple recipe that any kid could do at home w/ butter knives.
Food time!

Food time!


They loved it and gobbled up every last drop. They wrote out the recipe and will hopefully take it home and make it with or without their parents.
Want some?

Want some?


Take home. Eat. Repeat.
Having that recipe in hand is a great family/home component.

Having that recipe in hand is a great family/home component.

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