Our 5th and 6th graders are learning about local agriculture and welcomed Susan Pollard from the Texas Honeybee Guild. They learned about the importance of bees in our food system as well as the alarming news that honeybees have been added to the Endangered Species list. Hopefully, the kids will share what they learned and teach others about ways to help save the bees. Without bees, we wouldn't have food!
Did you know that many of the historically significant foods are no longer present in our food system? Big agriculture companies are doing much of the farming in the United States and they are making the decisions about what is offered at the grocery store. Our after school farm camp helped out by planting some of these heirloom seeds that Slow Food USA sent to us. They planted bean varieties of Turkey Craw, Cherokee Trail of Tears, Mayflower and Dragon's Tongue, Seed potatoes and Deer Tongue lettuce. Our job is to plant, harvest, save seeds and share our results with Slow Food USA. Come to the farm and check out our History Garden by the chicken coop. We also had a special guest, Caroline, who helped us plant the cotton seed that her Grandfather, a farmer from West, Texas shared with us.
#GrowingGoodness day after day at Moss Haven Farm.., That is how we roll!