Wednesday, September 27, 2017

2017 EK/HS Fall Farm Camping!

Outstanding weather for our first trip to the farm in for the 

2017-2018 school year!

Last week, the EK/HS program enjoyed four days of hard work at Green Oaks Creek Farm in Pescadero. Harvest season is in full swing, so we were able to enjoy the fruits of the fields with our planned meals, harvesting, preparing and cooking produce like zucchini, lettuce, tomatoes, squash and other bounty. We worked hard helping to harvest fall produce, but also helped get the farm ready for the fall growing season by weeding and planting winter crops like collard greens, kale, cauliflower, and broccoli. A fabulous week working close to nature and enjoying the outdoors!

At Pillar Point Lighthouse en route to the farm
The tents are up! And we are ready for our week of work.
Cooking Mr. Renato's favorite dinner over the fire pit!
Learning about amending the soil in the garden with gypsum and oyster shells
Fertilizing each plant in the garden
A great lunch - lox and bagels with all the trimmings
Our visit to the Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History - the life-size gray whale outside

Spaghetti and meatballs for dinner with garlic bread and salad

We are hungry after a hard day's work in the fields

Sun Gold tomatoes harvest
Sun Gold Tomato Salad - the fruits of our labors

More work in the garden - removing old mulch and fertilizing afterwards

Beautiful open fire made a great back-drop for our traditional annual "Talent Show!"

1 comment:

  1. I miss the Farm. Good job everyone. Hard work.