‘Garden Recess Continues to Grow’ by Katrina Campbell

Please check out “Seth Boyden Garden Recess Continues to Grow” by Katrina Campbell on the Seth Boyden page of the district website and in the Village Green!

Thanks to Katrina, who has a second grader at Seth Boyden, for writing this wonderful article and helping to spread the word about our school!

garden recess district siteWho​ ​says​ ​children​ ​don’t​ ​eat​​ ​vegetables?

Let​ ​kids​ ​pick​ ​their​ ​own collard greens, then​ ​blend​ ​the leaves ​with​​ ​olive​ ​oil​,​ ​garlic,​ ​sunflower​ ​seeds​​, ​and lemon​ ​juice. Voilà: ​pesto​!​ ​Blend​ ​kale​ ​with​ ​apples​ ​and​ ​​berries​ ​​for smoothies.​ ​​ Sauté ​collards​ ​and​ ​carrots​ ​with​ ​olive​ ​oil​ ​and​ ​salt​ ​for​ ​a​ ​tasty​ ​stir-fry.

Greens ​pesto​,​ ​kale​ ​smoothies,​ ​​stir-fry,​ ​​carrots,​ ​​tomatoes​, ​potatoes​ ​–​ ​all were​ ​served​ ​up​ ​this​ ​fall​ ​during​ ​Garden​ ​Recess at Seth Boyden Demonstration School.​ ​ Each​ ​Friday,​ ​dozens​ ​of students​ ​ opted ​to​ ​spend​ ​their​ ​recess​ ​in​ the school’s produce garden, “​Strawberry​ ​Fields.”​ The kids​ ​harvested​ ​fruits, ​vegetables,​ and herbs, ​pressed​ ​flowers,​ ​created​ ​garden​ ​art,​ ​and​ ​watched​ ​nature happen​ ​all​ ​around​ ​them. Continue Reading