Farm to Table
The main objective of garden class is to empower students with skills to plant and tend their own garden as well as harvest and cook their own food. The class aims to illuminate the reasons why we as a school hold sharing work in the garden and kitchen as such fundamental components of the Woolman experience. The students will learn not only how to steward the land, but also how to use the food they grow to nourish themselves. Students will explore the power and pleasure in growing plants and cooking food and carry these joyful skills with them throughout their whole lives.
In class we will explore topics scientific, practical, and cultural. These topics range between basic botany, soil science, pollination, seed saving, philosophies of farming, composting, current urban farming and ‘locavore’ movements, creative gardening, food preservation, crafts, nutrition and theories on nutrition and recipe improvisation. Each two-hour class will contain a lesson in the classroom, time in the garden tending the land, and time in the kitchen cooking food we harvested.