Category Archives: Children in the garden

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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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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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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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

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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

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