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Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Farm Camp 7/14

As the day started to heat up another successful day of camp came to a close. Our farmers for a week and our garden explorers had a busy day in the learning garden and around the farm. I spent the majority of my day with the farmers for a week, here are some of the things we did today:

  • Talked about the life cycles of plants and identified different stages in the learning garden
  • Visited the perennial garden
    • tasted some raspberries
    • harvested some herbs for our snack
  • Everyone got to hold a chicken and we collected their eggs
  • For snack we made an egg scramble with swiss chard, oregano, thyme, and chives
    • we used our solar powered outdoor kitchen to scramble the eggs
  • Played seed speculation
    • a fun running game the involves figuring out which conditions are best for a seed to grow
  • Planted sunflower seeds
  • Dissected a squash
  • Watered the learning garden
  • Played drip-drip-drop

The garden explorers made an egg scramble today also, but theirs had dill, kale, basil, garlic, lambs quarters, purslane, and plantain… delicious!

See everyone tomorrow!

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