Monday, November 16, 2009
Great Kids Farm
BUGS has developed a wonderful relationship with Great Kids Farm, the farm owned by the Baltimore City Public School System. Located in Catonsville, the 33-acre farm is leading the way in exposing Baltimore students to nutritional and agricultural education. Starting last spring, over this summer and continuing this fall, BUGS students have witnessed the farm's growth. They saw rows and rows of produce where months before there was nothing but grass. They were among the first to meet the goats and chickens. And they have lent a hand with several tasks around the farm from seeding and harvesting microgreens in the greenhouse to pulling up dead plants to feeding the goats. As part of Mr. Jason's service learning component, each group of students has and will continue to visit the farm. During these visits, they work and take the lessons they've learned to do their part to fill the need they see in their community of spreading nutritional education. In addition, Mr. Drew has begun to receive a share of produce every other week from the farm to use in his kitchen. This is a part of his aim to use all local ingredients in his cooking lessons. We hope to maintain this exciting partnership with Great Kids Farm!