Mr. Gaynor’s and Ms. Klein’s fourth graders had a good time on their field trip to the Beacon Food Forest last Friday, and it was a great way to tie together curricula relating to ecosystems, Native American tribes and plants of the Pacific Northwest, and food chemistry.
Students heard the history of the Beacon Food Forest as a community project, learned about composting, tasted–and mostly loved–collard and chive flowers, and discovered many plants and corners of the garden on a scavenger hunt. What plant smells like pizza? Some say oregano!
Here are some photos of the fun: