Category Archives: Updates from the garden!

A page to show the progress of the garden, in the areas of infrastructure and gardening.

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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Winter’s Rhythm Gives Way to Spring

January 2017 saw the first students making forays into the winter garden with exclamations of  ‘The bean teepees are gone!’, ‘The garden looks empty.’  Then on closer examination, they found wiggling worms in the soil and a world of wonder … Continue reading

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The new season has begun!

It has been a ferocious winter with lots of rain, freezing weather and snow, but in between the gusts and downpours, the students have been helping to turn over cover crops and get the School Farm ready for the new … Continue reading

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Getting ready for the big Thanksgiving Harvest Feast!

On Thursday, Nov. 17th, from 10:30 – 1 pm, the Elementary School celebrates its traditional Thanksgiving Feast! The School Farm program, with the help of the students, is offering mashed potatoes, kale salad, roasted squash, carrot sticks, and pumpkin pie, … Continue reading

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Decomposing pumpkins!

What a great way to fertilize our fruit trees! Collect as many Halloween pumpkins as we can, have great fun examining them during our last garden classes of the year, and then put them around the fruit trees where they … 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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Come see the film “Cultivating Kids” on Sunday, Nov. 6th!

Click HERE for great article in the South Whidbey Record about the film!

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