Thursday, August 27, 2015

Welcome Back To The Farm


We are so excited to have the student farmers back on the farm! Farm learning is in full swing and this year, we are working at ways to incorporate lessons on the Farm with grade level curriculum. Farm Club will be offered to 5th and 6th graders, and the all students will have more frequent lessons with direct connections to their specific grade level objectives. We are really excited about this new programming and can't wait to share all the learning and growing that will come from having a farm at school. 

All Kinder classes have already made a trip to the farm where they learned about Rules and Tools, and of course our new chickens. 







We love our friends from afar who send us cool things to try. Thanks to Slow Food USA and Chipotle for giving us some seeds to plant in our History Garden.




We also started our new recess/lunch initiative where students play and then eat. This system is based on data and research that has shown that when kids play first, they eat more and there is less food waste. So, it's good for the environment and good for our kids' health.


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Wednesday, June 3, 2015

One Big Harvest Before Summer

 Finally the rain stopped. It has been our wettest May in the history of Forever and our farming schedule is off. So, this week before school lets out for summer, I took advantage of my ever ready farmhands. Many hands do make light work and we were able to harvest 98 pounds of potatoes, onions, garlic and green beans. These were taken to the Network Ministries for their food pantry. Thanks to the kids who run the farm. This farmer couldn't do it without them.





















And then there was this...,




You just never know what will happen out on the Farm!
E I E I O....,





Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Rain or Shine, We Love Sharing Our Farm With Friends!



This past week, we had some visitors from the American Heart Association and Slow Foods stop by during Farm Club. We had umbrellas cued for our current Seattle-like weather, so that a little rain wouldn't get in our way. As always, it was a great time and community connector with really interesting folks. Thanks to the 4th Grade Girls Farm Club for your hospitality!