WSB visits One Straw Farm

On Monday our 3rd grade class started their gardening block, and to kick it off properly we went on a field trip to One Straw Farm. Our gracious hosts, Joan & Drew Norman, have been running the organic farm since 1983. Joan took us on a grand tour showing us the land, animals, and farm equipment; and she had us tasting lots of vegetables and berries along the way. She even sent us off with our pockets loaded with peppers, eggplants, tomatoes, and one giant butternut squash each! Below is a slideshow of our day on the farm. Be sure to check out & support One Straw Farm at the 32nd Street Farmers’ Market in Waverly every Saturday.

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WSB’s 3 Grade & the Organic Fruit Farm

130290250924.131.255.120Today, I had the pleasure of accompanying Ms. Jerram & WSB’s 3rd grade class on a trip to Hybridoma Organic Fruit Farm. The weather was beautiful, with heavy, sliver-laced storm clouds floating rapidly overhead. The students picked raspberries and apples, climbed some farm equipment, and learned about Mr. Hamilton’s impressive solar array. We left munching on organic apples and got back to school just before the heavy rain began to fall. Mr. Hamilton was kind enough to donated two blueberry plants to our school which we will plant later on this week. You can visit Hybridoma Farm and pick your own organic fruits from Mid-June thru August on Wednesdays & Saturdays. (It’s only about 20 miles north of Baltimore City. Click on the image above for more information.) Below are photos of our trip. Enjoy. . . .

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Down on the Farm: Day 1 & 2

Every year WSB’s 3rd grade class visits Hawthorne Valley Farm in Ghent, NY, for 5 full days of work, play, and more work.
We got here yesterday (Monday 4/22) at around 4:30pm. We went on a farm tour, got ourselves oriented, and had a pleasant supper before Jessie Hughes sang us a few songs before going to bed. Today the work began and I went around and photographed some of the farm and duties which spanned from gardening and horseback riding, to bread & butter making. Below are a few photographs of the journey thus far. Enjoy…

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These photos were taken on April 22nd & 23rd 2013.