‘Harvest’ Time at PMonts!
At the beginning of the school year, students planted peas, garlic, strawberries, asparagus, and cabbage (some of the plants did better than others). During the last week of school, students from Grades 1-8 had fun picking peas and other veggies and then making a basic salad. Not only was it fun, but they all learned how the simple act of planting a seed enabled humans to begin the move from a hunter-gatherer lifestyle, where every day was spent looking for food, to the way we live today where only 1-1.5% of Americans actually produce food, enabling the rest of us to do other productive activities. The students learned that our civilized world is based on that simple act.
The vegetable garden is a work in progress and we hope to make even better use of it next year. If any parent has green thumbs and would like to help, please get in touch with our ecology teacher, Gery Juleff, at gery.juleff@