Tuesday, May 04, 2010
Field Trip at the Farm with Fort Pitt Elementary School
Today was our first official school field trip day at Garfield Community Farm. It was a great time for all of the forth graders who we've been working with now since January. The kids found all sorts of exciting things at the farm today, it felt to them like they were hiking in the forest at times. They found deer tracks, beneficial insects and other cabbage eating worms. We dug in the compost, discovered tiny fruit trees that we'll one day eat, and munched on arugula. They also enjoyed planting food that later in the season they may be able to eat. Each student left with flowers in a clay pot that they made earlier in the year with us, and hopefully lots of inspiration to bring even more positive change to their neighborhood.