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Monday, July 13, 2015

First Day of Education Programs

What a beautiful day for all of our camps to start! Today was the first day of garden explorers, farmer for a week, and 4H/farm corps. I spent the majority of the day with our 11 garden explorers, and boy did we explore. Here are some things we did today:

  • Everyone got their own farm journal to use all week
  • Learned about the parts of the plant and played a game about what we learned
    • seed, root, stem, leaf, flower, fruit
  • Harvested swiss chard and used it in a salad we made for a snack
    • we even made a homemade salad dressing
  • Each garden explorer adopted a plot to take care of for the week
  • Watered and weeded the learning garden
  • Spent some time with the chickens, some people even chose to hold a chicken
  • Sang a farm song
  • Started the process of growing alfalfa sprouts by soaking the seeds in water

It was a very exciting to have the learning garden full of kids! I look forward to a week of fun! I'm going to try to post everyday, each day I will spend time with the garden explorers and farmer for a week, so the pictures may be more of one group than another depending on the day. See everyone tomorrow!

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