Last Friday was the first field trip for 2012.

North Fork Community Montessori School upper and lower elementary classes (47 students) came out to Thistle Whistle Farm for the morning. And it was a beautiful morning, warmed up to about 75 degrees! Mark, Heather and I put together a fun seasonal educational circuit for the classes.

Mark worked with kids in what is left of the Sauce Plot, 15′ tall dried sunflowers and popcorn stalks. The students harvested and even got to pop and eat some fresh corn kernels. Heather had another group of students seeding in the high-tunnel for early crops for our Families on the Farm program. I was working with a very exciting soil lesson out on the picnic table. Measuring and mixing… again, feeling the different textures & getting ones hands dirty was the highlight!

Here are few lower elementary students mixing the soil.