six plant part burritoThe Homeschool Program has been a huge success this season. Each month 50 kids and parents arrive on the farm for 3 hours of exploration, gardening, tasting, science and free play. Parents are enjoying the day just as much as the kids. In February we explored plant physiology and photosynthesis and “the 6 plant parts.” Roots, Stems, Leaves, Flowers, Fruits, and Seeds! Each student created a unique 6 plant part burrito. The six plant part burrito is one of the best ways to introduce new foods to kids.  The students learn about the role each plant part plays in the life cycle of the plant. They go in search of each one, harvest, clean and prepare a burrito with a large leaf as the tortilla. Each burrito contains at least one leaf, fruit, flower, seed, stem, and root. It is such a joy to see young kids stuffing their faces with foods that they have likely never eaten before. Would you eat a collard green, kohlrabi, carrot, broccoli, apple, and radish seed pod burrito?

Our Homeschool Program is so successful there is a waiting list! Contact me if you would like to get on the list for next season 2015-2016 or for more information.

Peter Nelson