Peppers to the cafeteria and carrots to take home.

We’re still trying to figure out how this new model is going to work.  It is cool to think the kids can grow carrots for the cafeteria, for example, but can the cafeteria use them.  The head cook graciously praised the carrots and thanked me for bringing them.  I later learned they can only use the carrots if we prewash them.  Ours are actual cooking kitchens but the cooks do not have time for extra chores, i.e. scrubbing carrots.

This week another class harvested peppers and carrots.  The peppers went to the cafeteria and carrots home with the kids.

We keep moving forward, slowly, but it would be great to have more parent volunteers to help the classes when they come out to participate in the gardens.  I am working with a few classes for the time being to map our new processes but would greatly appreciate more minds and hands to define our new model.  I hope more parents will step up and volunteer so we can involve more children.


We harvested carrots this week.

Charlotte is a two-fisted carrot eater. 

Mrs. Hobson’s 2nd-grade class came to help harvest carrots this week.  Each student took time to examine and smell samples of carrot leaves before heading out to the locate them in the gardens.

After harvesting, students removed soil and twisted the tops off of the carrots.  From this day forward, they will be able to identify carrot plants by smell alone.  We delivered two five gallon containers of carrots to the elementary school cafeteria.

Next week, they’re harvesting more green peppers, green beans, and more carrots. You are invited to get involved helping teachers get their students involved.  They say their greatest need is someone to take care of setting up before class and cleaning up afterward.  Email Granny – to find out more about how you can help.