Collard green, broccoli, beets, and tomatoes were some of the vegetables that the children have been using to prepare salads throughout this fall. As part of the Garden Kitchen Lab program, the kids also covered plant beds with oats and lentil seeds to protect the soil from extreme temperatures. Earth is the foundation of a healthy agricultural system. Through crop rotation and nutrient management, we are working on making a biologically fertile soil.
We have started our winter session watching ‘Food Machine, America Revealed.’ A documentary that explores how the country’s food machine feeds nearly 300 million people every day. This film showed the children the engineering marvels people have created by putting nature to work and takes a look at the costs of our insatiable appetite on our health and environment. Tied to the Sustainability theme for the Global Partners’ Junior program, the children at St. John’s are being exposed to a well-rounded program on environmental awareness.