Friday, June 18, 2010

School Garden

My friend's nephew attends an elementary school in Seattle's Central district and they raised a garden this spring.  All the kids had a chance to tend the garden and as school came to a close they harvested their produce. With the assistance of many volunteers, the cafeteria was turned into a vegetable market.

Over the months the kids had earned tickets that they were able to use in the market.  Each was given a bag and a chance to buy whatever vegetables they wanted with their tickets.  Their parents took them shopping, but here's the catch -- they couldn't have any input into what the kids bought!  It was all up to the kids to get whatever vegetables they wanted with their tickets.

My friend's nephew chose his favorites, lettuce and carrots.  "What am I going to do with five heads of lettuce!" his mom said.  What a wonderful dilemma!

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