8th grade students planted Makah Ozette potato seeds to be part of the Slow Food USA School Garden Project: A Potato with a Past. Students will plant, document and photograph growth of the plants in the two beds and will harvest and cook the unique, nutty fingerling. The Ozette was a staple in the diet of the Pacific Coast Native Americans of the Makah Nation and brought directly by the Spanish from Peru to the Americas.
Students learn to compost, sort waste, and make an Edible Schoolyard "compost layer cake" with the FBI (fungi, bacteria and invertebrate)!
Ms. Alvarez's class connects their study of Sumeria by building an irrigation system, levees, canals, reservoirs and dams for their crops.
Students from Ms. Olinger's class gifted Seeds to Plate with a beautiful poem about the garden. Each student wrote at least one sentence, and the finished product is a wonderful piece of work. Thank you students!