Our 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students trekked out to The Giving Garden to have some garden fun. They transplanted Romanesco broccoli, a geometrically intriguing lime green veggie from the cabbage family and a cousin of cauliflower grown often in Italy. It has a nutty flavor and is delicious sauteed in olive oil with garlic and served over pasta. The children sowed Watermelon radish seeds and planted Party Cauliflower seedlings. It was sunny and windy afternoon in the garden. The children were first fueled by some healthy fresh raw veggies -- green beans and baby carrots served with fresh white bean dip and Organic Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing. There was much excitement when the children found a yellow carrot that had overwintered in its bed from last year's garden.
Thursday, April 28, 2011
Mrs. Beiter describes sowing and growing Romanesco Broccoli seeds to the students in garden club.
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
One 6th grade teacher makes sure her students learn about health from a very personal perspective -- taking proactive steps to keep themselves healthy and well.
Check out the fun at Hamburg Middle School today. Learning about simple food rules help us stay healthy and take care of our bodies.
We visited a 6th grade class at Hamburg Middle School today -- wow -- were the students engaged and responsive in the healthy food conversation. We were invited in by their teacher to conduct a fun classroom tasting -- fresh made in the classroom white bean dip. The white bean dip along with Organic Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing and some ready-made from Wegmans Pico de Gallo Guacamole were served with a fresh assortment of veggies and Organic Blue Corn Chips. Three dips are better than one....Even their Principal joined in the delicious learning.
Take a look at the seedlings for the Great Veggie Adventure to be transplanted soon into The Giving Garden of Union Pleasant Elementary School in Hamburg, New York. These veggie plants were sown in our basements and have sprung to life under artificial grow lights. They have now been transplanted from the flats into pots and have a fan blowing on them mimicking wind like they will encounter in the outdoors. The idea is to make them stronger and help them get used to the variable conditions in the outside garden. Soon the school children will be getting their hands in the earth and moving the party to the raised garden beds in The Giving Garden.
Monday, April 11, 2011
Before the screeing of "What's on YOUR Plate?" at Hamburg Middle School, a third grade teacher and one of his former students, now a fourth grader from Union Pleasant Elementary, discuss why it is so important to eat healthy -- all it takes is loving our veggies!!