Category Archives: Lessons

SNACC Time with the Students

In January the school garden expanded into the realm of fresh food preparation. We are now teaching cooking classes for the third though fifth grade students. There have been four successful classes so far where the students made a delicious pumpkin … Continue reading

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A busy fall season in the gardens!

Fall is a season of harvest, and in October we also turn our attention to putting the garden to bed for the winter. After the crops are harvested, the beds are planted with cover crops. Every child learns about the … Continue reading

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September at the School Farm

This year, 600 students from the K-5 classes at the Elementary School and South Whidbey Academy eagerly headed to the School Farm the second week of school. Classes are weekly or bi-weekly depending on grade. The farm is delivering produce … Continue reading

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May and June growing, eating and learning

Pardon the late summer posting of this spring news! The School Farm is bursting with spring growth thanks to the warmer temperatures and sunny skies. Greens such as kale, spinach, bok choi, and lots of different kinds of  lettuce are … Continue reading

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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

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Early spring growing and learning

At the School Farm this early spring we’ve been feeling the cold wind and rain almost daily. However, our spirits are high with the promise of warmth, sun and new growth at the farm. The students delighted in the newly planted pear, apple … Continue reading

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A new season begins!

Now that the darkest part of the winter has passed and the new year is here, all the elementary school students have started to venture out into the School Farm to resume regular lessons and anticipate the new growing season. … Continue reading

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