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Tuesday, April 10, 2012

For me, a landscape does not exist in its own right, since its appearance changes
at every moment; but the surrounding atmosphere brings it to life - the light

and the air which vary continually.  For me, it is only the surrounding

atmosphere which gives subjects their true value.
-  Claude Monet

Today we taught the kids about the sun.  Its age and its importance in processes like photosynthesis.  They knew a lot already, like how it is a star and makes water evaporate.  We discussed temperature differences between shade and sun and showed them the difference between a bucket of water left in the sun and a bucket of water left in the shade.  We showed them eggplant that had been left in the sun...
and the eggplant that has yet to be picked from the garden.
They really seemed to enjoy the lesson.  In particular, they had a lot of fun watering the garden at the end!

The banana plant is starting to look good again and the pineapple is looking great!  
We also have some garbanzo beans growing, and I was able to pick a carrot for one of the students to share with the class.
Yet another beautiful day in the garden!

Until next time,

Elena

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