Archive for January, 2019

Vietnamese fresh rolls!

What an awesome week of delicious Vietnamese fresh rolls. Your trusty garden coordinator Anthony just spent a month gallivanting around China & Vietnam. After a slideshow of temples, kitten cafes, waterfalls, and landscape pics, it was time to taste the wonder of Vietnam.


Students got to wet their own rice wrappers and fill them w/ delicious goodies. On the way into the greenhouse, they grabbed monster or dinosaur kale to add to the fresh rolls. Many other delicious veggies were added. There was some tofu baked for students on the first day but the daunting task of home baking tofu proved too much for the other days. The rolls still remained delicious and popular though!


This activity really exemplifies what this garden program is about: delicious, experiential journeys through the multicultural world of FOOD! We get to get down to the nitty gritty of sharing that human connection of eating, laughing, and sharing a special moment. We had a great time!


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Coho Salmon Arrival!

It was a glorious day as the baby Coho salmon eggs arrived here at Orca! This annual tradition has happened for the last 12 years and run through the garden program. We will raise them until they grow for a few months and then release them into the wild at Seward Park, 1.1 miles away from Orca.


It was pretty awesome that the kindergarteners were there the moment the eggs arrived and got to see them as they were put into the tank for the first time. They were excited!


They got to color and cut out salmon egg drawings to be placed in the 1st floor hallway as part of a large hallway long comic that will show the life cycle of salmon. The journey begins!




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The joy of learning what brings joy…


It’s always great to check in w/ students to see what activities and explorations that they really enjoyed. We want to make sure we continue & improve the activities they like a lot. They liked a lot of things we have done so far this year in the garden and showed us by drawing them up w/ very sharp colored pencils. Check it out…


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