Category Archives: Lessons

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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Signs of Spring

The tulip, camas and garlic bulbs that students planted are showing strong green shoots above the soil now.  Lettuce, spinach, kale and peas are sprouting inside in readiness for spring planting.   The students have been rolling their sleeves up … Continue reading

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First Week of Classes at the School Farm 2018

Happy New Year 2018!  The winter farm has welcomed the first classes of students this week. We look at the garden through the seasons and learn how each season provides an opportunity to care for our school farm and contribute … Continue reading

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Goodbye to the Bean TeePees 2017

We said goodbye to our two beloved scarlet runner bean tee pees this month. The beans had mostly dried and the vines were beginning to yellow.  The abundant green canopy was slowly disappearing.  It was time to say goodbye until … Continue reading

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Decomposing Pumpkins!

Enthusiasm for Halloween pumpkins is going strong at the School Farm.  The  pumpkins that rot after they are carved and used for Jack o’ lanterns take on new life as they decompose and they keep the fun alive a little … Continue reading

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After the Harvest

The busy autumn classes full of fresh produce and sunshine have moved with definite progression into cold nights, cool days and waning production in the garden, signaling the time to put the garden to bed.  The students have been working … Continue reading

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Autumn Highlights at the School Farm

  It’s been a wonderfully busy and exciting opening to the new school year with all classes from kindergarten to grade six coming to the School Farm. Each class has walked into the garden with great enthusiasm for all the … Continue reading

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