Friday, March 12, 2010

"Pickings" from the SDCCS School Garden

We hosted our very first SDCCS Farmers Market this week at school ! It was a huge success . We raised money to give back to our PSA for the past 3 years of funding our Garden Education Program. All year long the 3rd grade students along with their committed Teachers have spent at least a hour each week learning the skills of farming. Yesterday it came full circle as we harvested, washed and bagged our bountifull harvest of winter vegetables and herbs.

A big heartfelt thanks goes out to the parents behind the scenes who helped set up the table, wash the harvest, and work with the students at the market. Of course thank you to the families who purchased our produce, it was lovely to see all you just as excited as we were to share in the joy of what we have worked hard on all year. I think it finally resonated with the 3rd graders that they are real farmers. Thats what its all about ! Thanks to all.
We plan to have more "Pickens" in the future so stay tuned for the announcement via email.