Outdoor Kitchen

This spring, we have been fortunate to have outdoor sinks at our schools.  Thank you to Cody Sromek and Jed Olson for your help in constructing these!  They look great.

Now we are able to wash fresh garden food and hands outside.  This really shrinks the time from garden to table (or should I say mouth).

We were able to use directions on this blog to create the sinks.  I wish I had one at home.

Build an Outdoor Sink (Part One)

Comments on our kale chip demonstrations

Mrs. Brueggen’s 2nd grade class took some time after our last recipe demonstration to write down some of their comments on kale chips.  Here are a few.

image (8)You make great healthy food.-Bella

I have low iron levels, so this is really good for me and delicious.-Caedus

I wish I had 1,000 kale chips and my mom would make them every day and they are very good. -Amelia

Kale chips are so good we should have a kale chip party. -Pearl

I will help my mom bake them.-Alyce

Thanks!  We are glad you enjoyed them.   Reminder to check out the recipe here:

New Farm Camp Added

June 27-30 from 2:00-5:30
Come learn about and celebrate native pollinators at Deep Roots Community Farm.  During this 4 day afternoon camp children will expand their understanding of pollinators and their importance in our world while gaining an appreciation for nature through afternoons spent outdoors.  Students will spend time learning about plants and pollinators, doing arts integrated science, and planting and sampling vegetables in the gardens.  They will also have time to play and enjoy summer in our beautiful rural setting.  

Class will be taught by Lila Planavsky. Lila teaches 4/5 grade special education at Summit Environmental School.  She has a background in studio art and a love for nature and the outdoors.  


Thank You

Thank you Mayo Clinic Health System – Franciscan Healthcare for your corporate sponsorship which allows us to connect more children to healthy food and nature.