Our Top Five Tips for Gardening with Kids

Our Top Five Tips for Gardening with Kids

As garden educators, we MFC staff have the opportunity to work with students in their school gardens every fall and spring. Here are some of our thoughts about getting kids involved in gardening! 1. Let them choose! Even as an adult, gardening is all about...
What We’re Reading: Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer

What We’re Reading: Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer

As you come out of hibernation this spring, Braiding Sweetgrass is the book to read to reawaken your relationship with the land. Through delicious sentences and a slow reverence for the natural world, Robin Wall Kimmerer shares indigenous wisdom about ecology in this...

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...
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...
Fresh Pasta

Fresh Pasta

INGREDIENTS: 1 & 1/2 cups of all-purpose or semolina flour 1 egg  1 tbsp. olive oil  ¼ cup water (or more as needed)  1 tsp. salt (for cooking water) INSTRUCTIONS: 1. Place flour in bowl. 2. Break in egg, mix briefly. 3. Mix in oil and water (exact amounts not...