Archive for February, 2020

A Very Caesar 6th Grade!


Garden education is tough in the winter time- we have to get a lot more cerebral. We miss out on the more delicious food activities of the late spring and early fall. But today was different- we got busy w/ some organic ingredients from the local PCC and enjoyed preparing a caesar salad from scratch. It was a lot of fun!


This is a great recipe for kids that they can easily prepare at home on their own or with their families. In fact a lot of kids were so psyched about it that they proclaimed that they were gonna go home after school and implore their parents to procure these exact ingredients. Salad for ever!

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Calendula balm (grown & made at Orca)


Every class got to take home a calendula balm w/ flowers grown in the Orca garden. Calendula is a medicinal flower that does wonders on people’s skin. With just a few simple ingredients, it is easy to make and fairly economical to produce in large quantities. It’s definitely a crowd pleaser and a yearly tradition here in the garden. The ingredients are calendula flowers (soaked in olive oil for a month), beeswax, olive oil, and some classes had mint oil added. It’s great on chapped lips, cuts & scrapes, dry skin, sunburns, and more!



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