Sunday, June 24, 2012

Growing Seeds Of Change

A flat of seedlings to put in the garden.
When our school planted the first round of seeds and plants in our beds, I knew that there would be so much learning that would take place. What I am constantly amazed of is all the excitement and innovation that I see in our community as it relates to farming as well as nutrition. This excitement comes from the kids, the staff and the families in our neighborhood.
Parents, Teachers and Kids teaming up and working together

Our teachers  have created innovative gardening lessons and cooking classes.

Salad made from our harvest.
Zucchini bread was a hit!
Fried okra was enjoyed.

This class made soup, salad and garlic bread.

Our parents have embraced our farm by volunteering to "adopt the farm" for a week during the summer months. In doing this, the families get to harvest whatever is ripe during their week.
The Sepulveda family harvest
The Johnson Family Harvest
The Bono Family Harvest

Our students have dug in and contributed in many ways that I wouldn't have dreamed of.
This student saved coffee grounds from home for our worms and our garden.

We all are becoming healthier and earth minded every day when we step out on our farm. I am so excited about all that we have accomplished and the fun that lies ahead.  It seems to be contagious.

Carrots are awesome!

A bountiful harvest to be shared

A leaf of lettuce plucked from the farm

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