Category Archives: Children in the garden

Crazy For Cooking

Kale Pesto, Pea Shoot pesto, Vegetable Shepherd’s Pie, Radish Cole Slaw, Pumpkin Dip, Green Goddess Potato Salad, Polenta Fries, Roasted Vegetable Hummus, Tabbouleh Ranch Dressing, Italian Dressing, Wow! The 3rd, 4th, 5th and 7th grade students have learned to make … Continue reading

Posted in Children in the garden, SNACC, Updates from the garden!

Pizza Camp

Garden Pizza Camp was a tasty hit! Over the past two sessions we worked hard to harvest and create garden pizzas from scratch. Camp started by making dream pizzas using modeling clay to get creative juices flowing. We played around with different … Continue reading

Posted in Children in the garden, Harvest, Hoophouse, Summer camp, Updates from the garden!

Cultivating Kids – a short film about the School Farm and Garden Program

Whidbey Island filmmakers Melissa Young and Mark Dworkin of Moving Images have created a short film about our School Farm and Garden Program! Aptly titled “Cultivating Kids” the film documents the classes, events and eating that the children at the … Continue reading

Posted in Children in the garden, Fresh Food for Lunch

Learning by Taste – and a subscription offer from Edible Seattle

Edible Seattle, a northwest magazine celebrating the seasonal bounty of Puget Sound, published an article titled “Learning by Taste” about our School Farm in their March/April issue. You can find it HERE. With the children so enthusiastic about farm fresh … Continue reading

Posted in Children in the garden, Funding support

School Farm on King 5 News!

“School farm turns green thumbs into healthy bodies” “Breaking news… there are reports of children eating vegetables!” On May 2nd, King 5 news came to the South Whidbey School District Farm to report on the enthusiastic elementary school students growing … Continue reading

Posted in Children in the garden, Fresh Food for Lunch, Updates from the garden!

Pea shoot pesto

Pea shoots are a big hit at the Elementary School! They are delicious green snacks that the fifth grade students are growing. The students devour pea shoots raw for a snack, or add them to crackers and cheese. Fifth grade … Continue reading

Posted in Children in the garden, Events

Celebrating Earth Day!

We celebrated Earth Day at the School Farm on Friday, April 22nd with food and activities for the 550 students K-5 at the Elementary School. On the menu was pea shoot pesto and lettuce wraps, garden veggie soup and a snack maker station … Continue reading

Posted in Children in the garden, Events, Lessons, Updates from the garden!