Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Love Cultivating Schoolyards!

From Love Cultivating Schoolyards

The crew from Love Cultivating Schoolyards out of Oakland Leaf came to visit us at the farm. We toured the farm, engaged in a workshop about the power that youth have with their money, and ended the day with some farm fresh smoothies. We look forward to visiting them in the Bay and are excited about future collaborations. Thanks for comin' down!

Monday, March 22, 2010

Spring Week 3

This week we finally planted our first crops -Peas, Carrots, Beets, Cilantro, Spinach, Salad Mix. Unfortunately, we were so busy prepping the beds and planting, that we forgot to take photos until the end of the day. We will update the blog with photos of the plants when they begin to grow.

We ate well this week: Curried Butternut Squash Soup and Corn Bread Muffins

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Spring Program Week 2!

We got to know each other a little better...

Then we strengthened some muscles by clearing beds to get ready for planting.

BEFORE ................................................AFTER

We made salve and lip balm with the herbs that we harvested last week!

Step 1: Crush up the herbs.

Step 2: Add olive oil and bees wax

Step 3: Heat it in a double boiler

Step 4: Pour it in a container, let it cool, and pucker up those lips!

We played Fast Food Jeopardy... not sure how much we love fast food anymore.

Ended the day nourishing our bodies with farm fresh veggie quesadillas. Mmm good!

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Food What Spring Season Begins!

High School groups from all over Santa Cruz get their own personalized tour of UCSC's Farm and Food What garden. Ice breakers, herb harvesting, and smoothie making is just half of the fun this week at Food What?