Springtime is plush with flowers, and guess what? You can eat them! We did some homework here at 24th Street Elementary and found which flowers were the best for eating then sprinkled them throughout the garden.
Violas and nasturtiums are gorgeous additions to any school garden and you can’t go wrong because like I said, they’re edible! We are also keen on broccoli, arugula, fennel, celery and radish flowers, and we can’t forget the blossoms: chive and onion. They’re ever so good!
Join us this Saturday, May 18th at the 24th Street Elementary School from 10am-2pm for the 3rd annual Fiesta de la Huerta! Garden games, delicious food, music from the incredible Pio Pico Middle School Rock Band - this year promises to be just as fun as the last.
Here at Garden School Foundation we are all about eating well, and that can easily be accomplished by keeping things simple and delicious. We want to help spread the word that healthy cooking can be fun and easy, and does not always have to be a complicated process. A good way to put these ideas into practice is by paying close attention to seasonality. By using the freshest ingredients you can enjoy the fullest flavors naturally without unnecessary enhancements, for example, excessive amounts of salt, sugars, or oils.
“Is it always quiet in the garden?” one student asked as her 5th grade class was leaving for the day. I thought about it a minute. I told her that the garden has a general calm to it so even when it is full of life and excitement, it still resonates calm and peace. “Is that the same as quiet?” she asked. “To me it is.” She looked at the garden and smiled. “Me too,” she said. The garden at 24th Street Elementary is the kind of place that calls you to sit and listen, or lose yourself in thought. And when you think about it, it’s the perfect place to have a Reading Club.