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Field Notes: Garden

First Graders Make Stone Soup

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Last fall, first graders from area schools had the chance to visit Greenacres to make Stone Soup and experience the garden. Many of the students had visited the Garden Educators as kindergartners to make worm homes. The groups first shared … Continue reading

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Third Grade Math and Science in the Garden and the Kitchen

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Third Graders from Roselawn, Winton Hills Academy, and Cheviot Elementary visited Greenacres last fall for field trips full of learning and exploration in the kitchen and the garden. In the kitchen, the students discovered math and science around every corner as they made customized … Continue reading

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Cover cropping for soil health with campers and students

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Campers at Greenacres’ Farm Fun camp this summer had the chance to truly get their hands dirty in the garden. On Monday, the group worked to clear a weedy garden bed,  proving that many hands make light work. They composted the … Continue reading

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Farm to Table Camp 2015

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Earlier this summer, Farm to Table campers visited Greenacres for a week focused on food and cooking. Throughout the week they not only demonstrated enthusiasm, but also teamwork, respect, creativity, and overall competency in the kitchen. On Monday, after an introduction … Continue reading

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Eliot Coleman Visits Greenacres

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On Thursday, May 28th Greenacres’ garden staff had the privilege of spending the day with Eliot Coleman and his daughter, Clara Coleman. Both Colemans are experienced market gardeners with innovative spirits and a combined wealth of knowledge. The elder Coleman … Continue reading

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Making connections to the garden and the classroom with smoothies

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Visiting first, second, and third grade students have recently had the chance to make smoothies in the Greenacres kitchen, using all their senses and reinforcing classroom learning along the way. The students started by taking turns reading the recipe, then discussed … Continue reading

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Spring Salad (with homemade dressing!)

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Third graders from Winton Hills Academy visited the Greenacres greenhouse last week for a program that included using microscopes, planting seeds, and learning about worms. They also had a chance to make delicious, fresh salads using ingredients harvested from the … Continue reading

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Helping out in the greenhouse

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Students who visit Greenacres’ Garden Education program in the late winter and spring typically have the opportunity to help out with some of the greenhouse work that accompanies this busy time of year. This work includes starting seeds and transplanting. In … Continue reading

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Exploring the science of plants

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Recently, visiting fourth, fifth, and sixth grade students had the chance to discover the wonder of plants through self-guided work in the Greenacres greenhouse. The students worked in small groups to reinforce what they had been learning in science class with hands-on exploration at … Continue reading

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Worm “Homes” with Kindergartners

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Kindergartners from Winton Hills Academy and the Academy of World Languages visited the Greenacres greenhouse in January for a lesson on worms. Students learned that even when it is cold outside, there is work to be done inside to prepare the … Continue reading

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