Lots of growing and learning happening!

peas third grade_2494It’s been a very busy spring at the School Farm, so much so we’re a little behind on our blog posts. With First, Second, Third, Fourth and Fifth grade classes from the Elementary School, and K-2, 3 – 5 and Middle School classes from South Whidbey Academy, over 400 students have been coming to the School Farm on a weekly or biweekly basis.

That’s a lot of carrots, peas, lettuce, kale, broccoli and spinach the students have been growing and eating during the classes! The salad bars at the cafeterias have been stocked with school-grown lettuce, spinach and kale since early April, but the students ate all the carrots and peas before they could get to the school lunches. Stay tuned for the math on how many pounds that is. Need to plant more next year!

The curriculum for each class will be posted soon. There has been a lot of hands-on, engaged learning combined with delicious eating of fresh veggies!

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