Student-Grown Salad Greens (soon)

One of the first things you learn as a gardener is that there’s a HUGE world beyond lettuce.  And, for those of us who love a good salad, that world is a paradise. With Dexter Food and Nutrition anticipating a few new salad bars to come into the schools, we’ve been thinking about fresh, localContinue reading “Student-Grown Salad Greens (soon)”

DHS Garden Workday a Success

The weather gods graced us with the best case scenario that April 19th in Michigan can offer.  Sunny skies and a slight breeze brought out lots of parents, students, and friends of the Sullivan Memorial Learning Garden to help plant spring crops, move the compost bins, and install a new entryway.  Multiple generations were represented,Continue reading “DHS Garden Workday a Success”

April 2014 Farm Fresh Food Days

Spring may be here, but winter is not far in our past and it was a bad one for farmers trying to grow year-round.  The frigid temperatures made it difficult for local farmers to keep their spinach and other winter greens going in the hoop houses, which normally work well for such crops.  So weContinue reading “April 2014 Farm Fresh Food Days”

“We really need more fruits & vegetables!” and other responses from March Farm Fresh Food Days

March in Michigan, especially this year, looked nothing like spring.  So when seeking out locally grown food to serve the students, we had to think about the foods that were harvested in the fall and stored over the winter.  This time, we went with Bosc Pears grown at Friske Orchards in Ellsworth, MI.  We had studentsContinue reading ““We really need more fruits & vegetables!” and other responses from March Farm Fresh Food Days”

DHS Garden Spring Workday

Volunteers are needed for the DHS Garden Spring Workday on April 19th from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm.  Please join us, DHS students, and community members to help get the garden ready for the growing season, repair the compost bins, and establish a welcoming entryway to the garden. Find more details and Sign up here or at: http://bit.do/DHSGardenWorkday.  If you can’t stayContinue reading “DHS Garden Spring Workday”

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