I had the opportunity to go on a field trip to the Wylde Center‘s Edgewood Community Learning Garden with Whitefoord Elementary students. The environment was so rich with things to do and see. Here are some highlights from our adventure.
First, we visited the garden with Mr. Derek. We explored the beds looking for familiar plants. We identified many greens like chard and kale.
We picked some spicy salad greens to harvest out of the garden and taste.
We found some carrots still growing, not quite ready for harvesting – but we were excited to see them since this month we’re Rooting for Carrots with Georgia Organics for National Farm to School Month.
We also searched for some radishes, looking for them peeking out of the soil…
And found some – each a different color!
Some of us tasted the spicy radishes… and most of us even liked them! Next, we enjoyed smelling some herbs that we found in the garden – like holy basil, which has medicinal qualities.
Finally, it was time to harvest and taste some sweet peppers.
We loved looking for the ripe, yellow peppers amongst the green, red, and sometimes orange (like a pumpkin)!
Mr. Derek helped us slice them up and we each got to try a piece.
After that, we went to visit Ms. Lauren with the honeybees…
And the chickens!
We learned about how the chickens lay eggs…
And we used magnifying glasses to learn about their different types of feathers.
Last, we visited Ms. Allison where we learned about types of soil and the stages of compost. We also got to meet these wiggly worms!
We were so excited to learn that the Edgewood Community Learning Garden is open to the public all the time – I can’t wait to stop back by and see the chickens and have a picnic in the garden!