We went from winter to summer to spring this April, what a ride! But as we move into May, the plants are thriving, and the children, too! So much has happened, and here are some photo galleries of the activities.
The 4th graders have been learning about natural dyes, and have created beds to grow the plants with natural dyes. During Earth Week they dyed with some of them.
They’ve also planted radishes and turnips for observation and measurement, and eating!
The third graders have been planting peas, and are in the middle of planting a salad bar garden.
South Whidbey Academy students learned about the geometry of circles by tracing them out on the ground with a compass, and are now getting the circle beds ready for the scarlet runner bean teepees.
The 2nd graders have been creating a rain garden, and learning about the flow of water through a watershed.
The first graders have been building bird houses as they study bird habitats around the farm.
Last but not least the kindergarteners have been growing microgreens as they learn all the ways we grow food.
Of course, we’ve all been eating these marvelous fresh veggies, too! Now there are kale flowers to add to the garden tacos of carrots, lettuce, spinach, sour plant, pea shoots, kale, purple sprouting broccoli and spinach.
In addition to all the veggies being eaten on the spot by the students, lettuce, spinach, bok choy, carrots and kale have been going to the school lunches and Whidbey Island Nourishes.
Looking forward to the learning, planting and growing in May!