Beyond the Store: Bringing Kids to the Farm

We had the privilege of bringing four classes of third graders from Brimhall Elementary to two different farms this fall: Common Harvest, a family farm and CSA just east of the St. Croix River, and Big River Farms, a local food hub just west of the St. Croix River...
Inquiring Nature-Loving Minds Want to Know!

Inquiring Nature-Loving Minds Want to Know!

Our spring planting unit is well under way, and it is, as always, a rich, fresh, and lively set of four lessons where we bring our buckets, dirt, seeds, and spring plants right into the classrooms.  We teachers with Midwest Food Connection have a great appreciation...

Eating Green in Minneapolis Public Schools

How can we “eat green” and reduce our contribution to global warming through our food choices? There are many steps that can be taken and eating Locally is one of them. Here is what will be served in Minneapolis Public Schools at the start of the new year!...
Sprouts of Spring

Sprouts of Spring

In the middle of a carpeted, first-grade classroom, a garden full of carrots, apple trees, corn, and sunflowers sprout up.  Granted, the plants were first-graders who were “magically” turned into fruits and vegetables, but the students were still learning valuable...

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