Saturday, September 24, 2016

Fall Planting 2016

As the season shifts from Summer to Fall, the temperatures are still high and we can only dream about cooler weather to come our way.  Even though the heat is up, t is time to plant our cool season crops, so all the kids dug in to plant kale, lettuce, swiss chard, broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, greens, shallots and brussels sprouts. Our farm is a place where we work together, take turns, share and help each other out. Every time the kids come out, I see examples of this. Most times, lessons will connect to classroom content, but this week we were in the business of learning to work with each other and the soil, and it all kicked off with our 5th Annual Green Apple Day of Service. Over 100 people from our community, as well as the Metroplex came out to dig in.

After the workday, we got busy planting our crops.


Did you know that our 6th grade kids operate a small business? They grow and package specialty herbs that are sold at the Dallas Farmers Market. At the end of the week, the herbs are donated to a WIC food bank. This week some student interns learned about quality control and packaging.

At Round Up, we learned the names of our new chickens. Meet the girls!
Betty Jr.
 Kylo Hen
 Luke Skywalker


The chickens bring the magic and the best in all of us!

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