Monday, April 27, 2009

Seed to Snack

The Earth School which is located on the LES participates in the Harvest Time program. They have just planted their garden right next to the school and they have a great idea, called Seed to Snack. They will offer kids healthy snack alternatives to junk food after school. These snacks will come from the Earth School Victory Garden.
The following is a little write up from Abbe Futtermaan, a teacher at the Earth School:

Here is a list of our Seed to Snack crop ideas. We'll see how it goes!
legumes: snap peas, runner beans, edamame
brassicas: broccoli, cauliflower, collards
roots: radishes, carrots, potatoes
garlic, onion
yellow, red, green peppers
squash: zucchini, cucumbers, cornichon, pumpkins, watermelon
cherry tomatoes
fruit: apples, figs, blueberries, strawberries
brussel sprouts
herbs: basil, hyssop, marjoram, savory, mints, chamomile, lavender, sage, rosemary, thyme, dill, cilantro, parsley, chives, catnip
edible flowers: nasturtium, calendula

Note: Some of the above are for "demonstration" purposes since we would not expect to harvest an adequate quantity to be of great use (i.e. wheat, corn, etc.).

1 comment:

  1. Abbe - I'd love to get some recipes and presentation ideas when it comes to that. Good Luck! I have had a lot of success with dried apple treats and lavender cookies...