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Monday, November 16, 2009

What a wonderful Monday...

Everything in the garden is producing wonderfully tasty things!

Well, everything but the tomatoes, but they are working on it. They smell fantastic. Today we harvested some beans for the students (and tasted a few ourselves). They are producing beans super fast. Every time we go out to the garden there are more ready to be harvested.

The kids today were awesome! We took them into the garden to collect some samples to taste. They were really excited. Each kid had a chance to select a leaf for their small group. We picked swiss chard, basil, spinach, lettuce, cress, and a radish to try. Most of it ended up being spat back out, but they all really liked the salty swiss chard and two of the girls really liked the radish, even though it was spicy. They all tried them at least and we discussed the importance of eating vegetables.

One of the watermelon had fallen off the vine the other day, so we cut it open and tried it with the kids even though it wasn't ripe. I didn't think they would like it since it was not quite ready, but they loved it! We looked at the seeds and talked about how the seeds grow into the watermelon they were eating. We all had a lot of fun!

Until next time, I leave you with a joke from Shel Silverstein:
What did the carrot say to the wheat?
Lettuce rest, I'm feeling beet.

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