"Nature is not a place to visit, it is home"- Gary Snyder
Today was our final day at the edible peace patch for this fall semester. We pulled the weeds around the beautifully growing vegetables. Hank brought some more pineapples to add to the pineapple forest. Its really amazing seeing how succesfully everything has grown this semester. Its great to see the plants standing tall with the fruit and vegetables big and lush and delicious. Butterflies and bees have been spotted in the garden much lately which is great to see. Everything has really come along well.
At around 9:30 the students came out, they all greeted us with hugs. We were sad to inform the
students that it was the last class of the semester and that we would not be comming back next week, but reasured that next semester we would surely be back again. The teacher was especially sad to hear this. We had the kids draw some leaf rubbings as our first fun activity. Next we took them out to the garden where they pointed out different parts of plants , pointed at the butterflies and told us that they each have six legs and two wings. We did a scavenger hunt where the kids pointed out vegetables, flowers, leaves, roots, and any other things they have learned about this semester. I am always astonished to see how much they have learned. It was great, and is always great spending time out at the edible peace patch.
-Lilian Gonzalez 12.7.2011