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This week with Holly Hill School Partners…
1/30/2017: The Holly Hill Farm Teachers were at the East School in Hingham with the kindergartners to study seeds. Each student was able to observe, hold and discuss sunflower, bean, corn and even acorn seeds. The Farm Teachers will do the same with the kindergarten classes at South Elementary School, also in Hingham. At the Old Colony Montessori, the students in the elementary program cut out seed pictures from catalogs as part of their wish list of crops they would like to grow this year at their outdoor school garden. Soon, the farmers will start a worm bin with grade 5 at the Wampatuck School and cafeteria compost collection at the Hatherly School, both in Scituate. Keeping busy as winter mildly hums along.
1/24/2017: The Farm Teachers have been heading to schools to talk about and lead lessons on what farmers do in winter. One of the activities is to learn about where our food comes from and to eat well every day. At the South Shore Educational Collaborative, the students helped make and enjoyed garlic bread in the school kitchen. And, after discussing from where seeds come, the students separated and popped some glass gem popcorn, a delicious treat. There are still a few more vermicompost and red wriggler worm bins to establish in some Hingham elementary school 2nd grade classrooms, PRS and Foster. Lots of snacks from students mean lots of ingredients for worms to make compost. The gardens (and the worms) will be delighted.
1/09/2017: Even though we are in the throes of winter with snow and ice, there is still work to do with teaching about organic farming and gardening. Recently, the Farm Teachers were at the South Shore Educational Collaborative School Quest program with 6th and 7th graders making a worm bin. We added food scraps, newspaper, some water and red wriggler worms, of course, in hopes the students will investigate their progress as the worms start decomposing the ingredients, reduce trash and make some lovely vermicompost for more growing. Soon, we will take on the same plan at the Cole School in Norwell, as each 2nd grade classroom will have a chance to make a bin. Worms work in winter too.