Now that our crops are in the ground, we have much to do on the farm. This is the time when caring and tending to crops is a number one priority. We have to make sure that our seedlings are getting adequate amounts of water and check our plots for weeds and pests on a daily basis.
It is amazing to see how confident the kids have become with using tools, watering without washing away tiny seeds and how to care for things that are growing as well as each other. The farm takes teamwork, and the kids who come out and work after school have to work with a variety of different kids, doing important jobs that lead to the successes of our harvests.
Our farm friends take their jobs quite seriously and do incredible work to get the job done. Showing kids that what they do is important to our success, gives them confidence to dig in and work towards a common goal. It also gives them a sense of pride to take part in a really amazing learning environment.
Caring for the Earth and each other is important and these are those life lessons that are common place and part of the deal, when working on the farm!