Monthly Archives: October 2013

Slimy Seeds: A garden celebration of Halloween.

To celebrate fall, orange, and the likely sugar charged adventure that is going to happen this evening, students in Ms. Rosen’s second grade class explored pumpkins. They estimated how many seeds their pumpkins contained and then prepped the seeds to … Continue reading

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The FBI: Soil’s Secret Agents

[A quick reminder: If you wish to be notified each time a post is published, click the follow link and enter your email. This will guarantee you are informed of all garden occurrences!] The fourth graders broke out their investigatory … Continue reading

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Our garden is growing community, chicken coops, and teepees.

And a few perennials. [If you wish to be notified each time a post is published, click the follow link and enter your email. This will guarantee you are informed of all garden occurrences!] Thanks to everyone who volunteered their … Continue reading

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Garden Work Day!

This Saturday, October 26th from 10am-1pm. Come join us in the garden for the second work day of the year! We’ll be beautifying the garden, starting construction on the new chicken coop, and building other fun structures. Worried that you … Continue reading

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“I’m going to give these out for Halloween!”

“I’m going to give these out for Halloween!” Along with “sour, salty-ish” and “really awesome” and “sour, but delicious” were the comments joyously exclaimed by the second graders as they crunched into their homemade pickles. The patience of the second … Continue reading

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Plant parts in the best form: FOOD.

The 3rd graders explored the world of edible plant parts by making Vietnamese Spring Rolls. The three third grade classes chopped, ripped, and exclaimed with both revulsion and glee at the sticky texture of rice wrappers. The classes were divided … Continue reading

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Kindergarten Musings on Radishes

“UGH!” “TOO SPICY.”¬†[Insert motion of student scratching his tongue to remove the spicy flavor of the radish he harvested.] “Yum! I like radishes. Can I pick more? Pleeeeeeease.” Conclusion: radishes are by no means a culinary delight for most kindergartners. … Continue reading

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6 parts! How many? 6 plant parts that plants and people need.

The third graders transformed themselves into a giant super plant on Tuesday – each student morphed into one of the 6 plant parts and created a super plant with roots, stems, leaves, flowers, fruits, and seeds! After learning the various … Continue reading

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From Cucumbers to Pickles: An ode to plant parts

On Monday, the second grade classes used their culinary skills and their plant part knowledge to make pickles. Alison Eastwood, a wonderful parent volunteer, spent her morning in the Miraloma garden and bestowed her pickling knowledge upon the second graders. … Continue reading

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Nature Artists.

To celebrate their visit to the Asian Art Museum last week, the third graders created Nature Art inspired by the work of Andy Goldsworthy and the pieces they observed at the ¬†museum. After dedicating much time and creativity to their … Continue reading

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