The Kindergarten class visited the Greenhouse and got their first taste of "sour sorrel". Sorrel can be used in soups and sauces or added to salads; they have a flavor that is similar to lemons. As you can see, it really makes the kids pucker.
The 1st and 2nd Graders started the season with a Scavenger Hunt in the Garden of Bliss. In the greenhouse, they searched for cucumbers on the vine, picked sorrel to put in their buckets and smelled rosemary and other herbs. Outside, they looked for the big purple cabbage, picked cherry tomatoes and smelled fresh basil growing in the pizza garden. In the end, we sat under the fruit trees and snacked on cucumbers, cherry tomatoes and the always popular sour sorrel.
As part of our commitment to reach out to our local community, we opened the Maharishi School Garden of Bliss to a group of about 20 local garden enthusiasts. Here we showed our Butternut Squash climbing the trellisses made by our Middle School students. picture courtesy of the Fairfield Ledger
Time to pick the "early" seckel pears. My husband helps me sell these at the local Farmer's Market and the proceeds go to help fund the coming year's activities. This is part of what makes the Maharishi School Garden of Bliss truly sustainable!