Orca-slaw!

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We have really been studying salmon lifecycles, native plants, & really gettin’ deep w/ these letters to President Obama about the Duwamish Tribe (see earlier post). BUT! It just felt like time to step away from the lofty ideas, heady explorations, and 2 dimensional concepts and get into some food!!!! No all the food wasn’t from the garden, but we made it our own as we chef’d up this fabulous Orca coleslaw.

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On these rainy garden days, Spring seems a million miles away. So we wanted to bring a it a little closer with some fabulous salad preparation. All organic and all vegan (Vegenaise is a revelation!). The kids loved it- a full 90% were all about it. This is such a big part of this program- eating, working together,&  getting our hands dirty. This is a million miles away from Common Core and into true hands-on experiential learning. Forget learning by doing- learning by eating!

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Fellow garden educators and aspiring cooking teachers beware- this involves a lot of set-up, breakdown, cleaning, food prep, shopping, etc. But the pay off when a youngster eats what they prepared and then enjoys the meal together with their friends, makes it all worth it.

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Thumbs up! And let’s not forget that we fed the worm bins our scraps (we mostly avoided getting dressing in there, but it wasn’t perfect).

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