Last week we seeded tomatoes with the Hotchkiss K8 1st graders. Last fall the students saved these seeds themselves in their classroom, well- with a little help from Mark. The children were excited to be working and learning outside and really enjoyed digging in the potting soil. One students exclaimed that “This is first seed I’ve ever planted.” and “I’ve never touched dirt before!”. Their enthusiasm was refreshing and reminded us of the   important (and beautiful) work that we do.  Thistle Whistle’s 2012 season intern, Naomi, was happy to help the children water and create name tags.

Naomi and 1st grader watering newly seeded tomatoes.Mrs. K and students looking for germination in the Life Skills raised bed.