Here's this week's glimpse into what's happening in our Kids Niche Programs! These feature lessons, activities, and saunters from a different classroom each week.
Today’s Feature: Beargrass 3rd, 4th, and 5th Graders take a trip to the PEAS Farm!
Two years ago, the Beargrass class decided to get a share at the PEAS Farm CSA (Community Supported Agriculture). We had the share for ~5 weeks (due to the timing of school and the growing season) but it was a hit with our class. Last year we shared our share with the rest of the Kid Niche Program, and this year is our third year with a CSA share from Garden City Harvest. As a community we get to learn about the veggies we collect, visit the farm and farmers that produced them, and experiment with cooking different foods from the produce we bring back! Beargrass and the other Kids Niche programs come together on Tuesdays for a potluck of goodies made from what we got out in our share. Last week we made a cabbage/apple/carrot/onion slaw, and this week we made Japanese Pancakes with beets, purple cabbage, carrots, onion, and eggs from our chickens. Our kids got to learn about seasonal crops, what a CSA is, and got to try some vegetables in new ways. It's been a hit!
Understand what local agriculture looks like in the Rattlesnake
Explain what a CSA is and how we are supporting local farmers
Try new foods; explore our senses of taste and smell