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Spring Happenings at the School Farm!

What an extraordinary spring we’re having! Growing and learning at the Farm! Always the delightful signs of spring, the tulips and daffodils that the fourth graders planted are blooming at the Farm, offering lots of opportunity to study flowers and … Continue reading

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The Garden is a Habitat

Students at the School Farm have a specific big idea that they work on during the year. Kindergarten and grade one students focus on the idea that The Garden is a Habitat. Of course the big ideas overlap and connect … Continue reading

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Taco Tuesday on April 10th

Our next Taco Tuesday is on Tuesday, April 10th, from 5 – 7 pm, at the South Whidbey Elementary School! It’s a fundraiser for the School Farm and Culinary program. Sliding scale $6 – 10 per person. We’ll be having … Continue reading

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Welcome Tran Hoang, School Farm apprentice!

A big and warm welcome to 2018 Grow Whidbey School Farm apprentice Tran Hoang! I grew up on a chicken farm on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. Interestingly enough, my curiosity in farming piqued while I was living in New … Continue reading

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Fourth Grade Designers and Engineers

Working the soil in the spring to prepare beds, plant peas and get the garden going take on a new dimension with our fourth grade students.  Fourth graders at South Whidbey Elementary become designers and engineers as they prepare to … Continue reading

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A terrific Taco Tuesday!

So delicious! Fresh tortillas made on the spot from masa harina corn flour, frijoles from our scarlet runner beans, shredded carrots, kale and cabbage fresh picked from the school farm, guacamole, cheese and hibiscus tea… YUM!     Over 225 parents, … Continue reading

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Growing an Abundance of Peas!

The students at the School Farm have planted and watched the peas sprout indoors. The bright green shoots and the beginning of tendrils have formed. The rainy days inside have given us time to study the way the seeds sprout … Continue reading

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