Fall is here, which means we are back in the classroom with our Farm-to-Kids students! This year we have even more hands-on fun planned with our Elgin ISD students.
Every time we meet a new group of students, our first lesson revolves around seeds. We learn about what they need to grow, how seeds contain all the information to turn into a new plant, and that some seeds are delicious to eat! This week, we learned about the plant life cycle through an interpretive dance activity and played the Seed Match Mystery Game, where students discovered which seeds grow into which vegetables. Then, we end class with making a dish that contains several types of seeds: Bean Confetti! Students are always excited to learn that black beans and sweet corn are two different types of seeds! This week’s bean confetti featured cilantro grown by Margaret’s Farm that we got from the SFC Farmers Market.