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The 2019 season begins!

It may still be cold, but the light is returning and the students are busy preparing the farm for the coming season. Kindergarten, second graders and third graders collected all the dried scarlet runner beans off the bean tipi’s. Third … Continue reading

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Fiber Artist at the School Farm

Cheryl Lawrence, fiber artist and natural dye expert joined us this December at the School Farm.  We had a group of enthusiastic third graders from Mrs. Sage’s class to help us harvest some Madder Root that Cheryl planted three years … Continue reading

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Support the Future of South Whidbey School Farms

Looking at the School Farm this time of year with all the beds mulched, cover cropped, and quietly resting for the winter gives us all pause to reflect and remember back five years ago to our beginnings and what we’ve been able … Continue reading

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A Long Line of Pumpkins

We’re developing some traditions at the School Farm. One that continues to fascinate is the long line of decomposing pumpkins. Nothing tells the story of decomposition like the gradient line of bright orange pumpkins lined up along the edge of … Continue reading

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Harvest Feast 2018

  The third annual Harvest Feast was a delicious success! We’ve been collaborating with the South Whidbey School kitchen since 2015 to present a traditional meal that can be shared by students, families, and community members. Pumpkin pies, kale salad, … Continue reading

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Growing and learning at the high school gardens

It’s been a big harvest season at the high school. Whether its our largest-ever popcorn crop, dry beans, our winter squash abundance, or the root crops that we keep harvesting– frozen ground or not– the food is flowing from both … Continue reading

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Putting the Farm to Bed

The School Farm is changing almost daily now. The weather cools, crops are in and beds are being cleaned and mulched for winter. Each group of students takes part in helping the farm get ready for winter. Pulling out the … Continue reading

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