Veggie egg scramble breakfast cooking class!

Join Farmer Kylie for
Veggie egg scramble!
Live ZOOM breakfast
cooking class

on Friday, July 31st at 9 am.

HERE is the form 
to sign up for the cooking class
and order school farm veggies
for your scramble! 

See Farmer Kylie’s video how to make it HERE!
Join in the class or watch the video, or both!

Posted in Culinary, Harvest, Whidbey Island Nourishes

A new outdoor classroom at the School Farm!

The School Farm needs a pole building for an outdoor classroom! We moved the fence and created the space for it last year, and now COVID-19 realities have pushed it to the top of the priority list.

Just an empty area at the school farm now…

Screen Shot 2020-07-15 at 10.28.14 PM… but with a lot of volunteer effort and donations, we can build an outdoor classroom for the students this fall – COVID-safe!

Email Cary Peterson at cpeterson@sw.wednet.edu if you can help with donations, materials or construction!

 

This from Susie Richards, K-4 Elementary School Principal:
“I could not be more excited about this exciting additional outdoor learning space as we develop our outdoor/nature based learning tracks in our K-4 programs.  This space will provide a safe, open learning environment – our very own campus based outdoor classroom.  I am so grateful to the community volunteers and supporters who are helping us to make it happen!”

Posted in Covid-19 school closure, Funding support, Updates from the garden!

Cooking class for families – Stir Fry with Farmer Kylie by Zoom

For our cooking classes this spring when the students were at home, everyone cooked simultaneously by Zoom – Farmer Kylie in the School Farm culinary classroom, and the students in their kitchens. The 5th and 6th graders loved these classes so much they asked if we could offer them in the summer.

So, by popular demand, here is our first summer class for families!

How to make stir fry!
Thursday, July 9th at 3:30 pm

Sign up for the ZOOM class HERE

We’re featuring the rainbow of fresh veggies
that Whidbey Island Nourishes distributes weekly.

Student stir fry chefs can also sign up to receive veggies from the School Farm,
available for pickup the day of the class.

Join in the class or watch the video, or both!

Posted in Culinary, Whidbey Island Nourishes

Basil starts and summer volunteering!

You can order basil starts HERE for pickup on Friday, July 1st.

HERE is the link to sign up to volunteer!

Click HERE for our school farm news the first week of July!

Posted in Updates from the garden!

Five Fun Things at the Farm the week of the summer solstice!

During the week of the longest day of the year, we visit our volunteers working on the scarlet runner beans, learn about the solstices, hear the camas seeds rattling, see the potato flowers and look for ladybug larvae.

Posted in Updates from the garden!

Thank you South Whidbey Garden Club!

Thank you South Whidbey Garden Club for your support!

Your grants helped us grow thousands of starts for the student farmers at home, and provide other needed farm supplies.

 

This year 5th and 6th students in the Farm Team wrote a grant for Farm Team supplies, and supplies to grow veggie starts, and they were awarded $500! Little did they know the end of February when they submitted the grant what the rest of the school year would bring! The School Farm was also awarded $500 for tools and irrigation supplies.

Nancy Rowan of the South Whidbey Garden Club presented this lovely garden art, one for each grant. The garden club has helped so many students grow veggies!

Posted in Updates from the garden!

Five Fun Things the last week of school!

We have strawberries ready to eat, tomato trellises in the hoophouse, climbing scarlet runner beans, garlic scapes and sharing where all our produce goes. Plus a thank you to all the t-post donors!

Posted in Covid-19 school closure, Updates from the garden!

Five Fun Things at the Farm the 2nd week of June

It’s “Junuary” and we visit our huge spinach leaves, vining pumpkins, diversity of lettuce, suckering indeterminate tomatoes and native plant hedge.

Posted in Covid-19 school closure, Updates from the garden!

Summer volunteering at the School Farms!

What is happening this summer at the School Farms?

We are growing lots of fresh veggies for the school community, and the students’ school lunches and Whidbey Island Nourishes healthy snacks in the fall!

Though we can’t have regular work parties, we are scheduling times that adult volunteers, and our student farmers and their families, can come help us grow all these veggies and care for the farms.

With social distancing and safe COVID protocols!

There will be planting, weeding, bed prep, harvesting and other skill- and age-appropriate activities. Volunteers go home with veggies from the farm!

Please fill out this form HERE to schedule when you can come. We are looking forward to seeing you!

Posted in Updates from the garden!

Five Fun Things at the Farm the first week of June

Take a visit to the High School Farms and also see our daffodil leaves photosynthesizing, camas going to seed, new robin nests, and pumpkin trellises.

 

Posted in Covid-19 school closure, Updates from the garden!