Exploring Math and Language Through Seasonal Ingredients

By: Christy Przystawik, Early Childhood Teacher at FoodPrints ….. We’ve just completed a unit of study on pumpkins at Peabody through our FoodPrints program. For this particular unit our study was divided into four centers: observational drawings, playing with pumpkin pie moon sand, making pumpkin scones, and “geo pumpkins.” Borrowing from the concept of geoboards we hammered

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Garden Education Doesn’t Take a Winter Break!

By: Willa Pohlman, Garden Educator at City Blossoms ….. Winter is upon us, but we’ve been keeping busy exploring edible plant parts, discovering firsthand what a plant needs to grow, conducting compost experiments, and investigating insects. In pre-k, students have been learning about plant parts and which roots, stems, leaves, flowers, fruits and seeds people eat.

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Dreaming Out Loud

By: Christopher Bradshaw, Executive Director at Dreaming Out Loud ….. Dreaming Out Loud is a small organization that punches above its weight. In 2014, with a small footprint we were able to have a big impact on communities and the food system through Aya Community Markets, our growing network of farmers markets and mobile farm-stands.

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