Author Archives: whidbeyschoolgardens

Garden Reflections before Summer

At the school year’s end we ask all the students what they remember about the year’s activities and lessons and share a few of their favorites. The answers are always fun to hear:  Garden nibbles! Carrots! Taking down the bean … Continue reading

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Thank you Goosefoot!

A huge appreciation to the Goosefoot Community Fund for their support! On Thursday, June 14th, at 3 pm at the School Farm, Goosefoot will be presenting a $50,000 check to the School Farm program! 5476 Maxwelton Rd., Langley WA. Read … Continue reading

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Summertime Work Parties at the School Farms!

Join us at one or both of these work parties and picnics weekly through the summer… School Farm on Tuesdays from 9:30 am – 12 noon with picnic lunch at noon starting June 19th High School Garden on Thursdays from … Continue reading

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A Fabulous Frijole Friday Feast!

The School Farm fundraiser at the Langley Methodist Church brought our community together for a feast of homemade tortillas, scarlet runner bean frijoles, garden fresh toppings and so much more. Friendship and conversation over delicious healthy food is always a … Continue reading

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Fresh Salad from Seed to Bowl

Grade three students have been learning about diversity in the garden. The big idea that they are working toward understanding is: Life Thrives on Diversity. What better way to understand than to look at a variety of salad greens and … Continue reading

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Scarlet Runner Beans = Magic Beans!

Like Jack and his famous adventures with the beanstalk, the School Farm Scarlet Runner beanstalks tell a story that keeps the students engaged from beginning to end. It’s a story that children from kindergarten to grade 6 take an active … Continue reading

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Growing and learning at the High School gardens!

Only a year ago, the front garden had been just created. Already this year, beds have been cleared, fertilized, mulched and planted for spring, with students learning every step of the process. The High School and Middle Schoolers have planted … Continue reading

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