Green Thumbs Camp: August 2015

When it comes to summer camp, pictures speak better than words.  The photos below illustrate our wonderful week in the Charlotte Central School gardens and an amazing field trip to Philo Ridge Farm right across the street from the school.  Thank you to my teaching partner Stacy Carter and our assistant Carter, Deirdre Holmes and Abby Foulk for their work in the CCS gardens and compost shed, Charlotte Recreation for administering the camp, Vera Simon-Nobes for welcoming us to Philo Ridge Farm, and all our awesome campers!

Making quick work of a big weeding chore (it helped that we had a "longest root" contest)

Making quick work of a big weeding chore (it helped that we had a “longest root” contest)

Collecting seeds for our Seed Savers envelopes

Collecting seeds for our Seed Savers envelopes

Garden journaling and herb pot painting

Garden journaling and herb pot painting

Our Rainbow Salad Bar - all grown in the school garden!!

Our Rainbow Salad Bar – all grown in the school garden!!

Digging for potatoes - our garden's buried treasure

Digging for potatoes – our garden’s buried treasure

Garden-grown, camper-harvested roasted root veggies: striped beets, rainbow carrots, and purple & white potatoes!

Garden-grown, camper-harvested roasted root veggies: striped beets, rainbow carrots, and purple & white potatoes!

A walking field trip.  Look: our school is right across the road from Philo Ridge Farm!

A walking field trip. Look: our school is right across the road from Philo Ridge Farm!

Observing Philo Ridge Farm Sheep

Observing Philo Ridge Farm Sheep

Meeting Stewart Little (the sheep)

Meeting Stewart Little (the sheep)

Collecting Philo Ridge Farm duck eggs

Collecting Philo Ridge Farm duck eggs

When at garden camp, never forget to water the campers

When at garden camp, never forget to keep the campers well watered

Journaling in the garden

Journaling in the garden

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