Friday, May 31, 2013

Lady Beetles And Mrs. Diggs

Our farm is so lucky to have expert volunteers on hand! We work with the Dallas Master Gardeners who volunteer countless hours on our farm. A special Master Gardener friend is Mrs. Diggs. She comes to farm club and works with all of our after school farmers. She taught us about the magic of lady beetles. The kids loved it!

Bright red lady beetles are always a hit on the farm! Mrs. Diggs is too! 

Thursday, May 23, 2013

We Love Chickens

Yep.., it has been 2 months since our feathered friends joined our community and we continue to adore them! Many kids have learned the art of chicken handling and want to hang out with the chickens as much as they can.

The chickens are real happy too! They love our delicious compost treats and being treated like royalty. We have big plans to build up our poultry program in the Fall. In the meantime, stop by and stick some yummy green grass through the fence and our chickens will adore you too.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

We Love Salad Bar Day..., Hatching Healthiness In Our Cafe'

Our school farm began when a group of teachers and parents came together with a common goal of creating an outdoor learning environment. It has grown into so much more. In addition to educating kids in core subjects, we continue to look at the many ways that we can help them become healthy and environmentally minded kids.

To get kids to eat healthier, you have to model it and who better to model than the kids themselves. Many students sent in pictures of themselves eating and making salads.

Then, our school district took notice of the many initiatives that we are doing to raise healthy kids and they gifted us with the only salad bar at the elementary level.

Parents volunteer and support the process of students chosing the ingrediants and making their own salads.

Even our teachers look forward to salad bar day!

Our salad bar is a great addition to our campaign of Hatching Healthiness! Thanks so much Rose Ann Martin, Director of RISD Child Nutrition! We LOVE your support! RISD Child Nutrition Website