Wednesday, September 1, 2010

FPC Scavenger Hunt Brought Much Fun and Food

Tonight, Leslie and Jenna from Franklin Park Conservatory came back to the Stoddart Avenue Community Garden to hold a scavenger hunt for neighborhood children and gardeners. They hid items which did NOT belong in the SACG (like cereal boxes, French fry boxes, pickle jars, jelly jars, etc.) in the Garden for the kids to find. They explained to the kids that foods can be processed (with parts of natural food in them) or whole (like fruits and vegetables). Some processed food still have food grown in our garden. Cereal has corn; pickles come from cucumbers, jelly comes from strawberries, etc. They were given a questionnaire with hints about what was hidden in the SACG plots. Afterwards, the kids and the adults were able to taste raw and cooked fruits and vegetables. There was corn, tomatoes, cucumbers, cauliflower, peppers, sweet potatoes, etc. There was also salsa (with a combination of the foregoing and cilantro) as well as roasted vegetables for the kids to try. They loved all of the food and went back for seconds and thirds.

Bexley Barb came with her grandson and husband as did Diane, Ms. Jeannie, Betty, Lance, Priest, Shay-Shay, Nay-Nay, Nykkel, Daniel, and Jaden.

We also saw that the radishes we planted last week had already sprouted.

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