Tuesday, May 08, 2007

What's Cookin?

Garden crops are ready to harvest! We've got greens, lettuces, strawberries, onions, broccoli, and fava beans galore! Have a taste in the garden before the gophers get it all!

A few weeks ago, 6th graders at Martin Luther King Jr., Middle School made a delicious stir fry with Urban Sprouts' educator Herman Yee. Special thanks to Herman's mom, Eleanor, who helped out too!

First, the Harvest:
Next, the chopping and prepping:

Add some broccoli and purple peas from the garden:

Finally, the secret spices, and you're ready to go!
Delicious! And we enjoyed every bite!

By the way, if you'd like to taste some garden-grown veggies with us at school, please visit us for the following events!

THURSDAY, May 10TH: Ida B Wells HS Art and Garden Open House. 4-6pm, Ida B Wells HS (Alamo Square Park). Enjoy the student art opening including art, poetry, garden installations, tastings of garden produce, and garden tours. You are invited!

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY MAY 19-20: Garden Work Parties: Work in the Garden, Harvest and eat delicious fruits and veggies, and celebrate with us a successful year of gardening! We need volunteers to help at both schools! Saturday, May 19 at Martin Luther King MS; Sunday May 20 at Excelsior MS; 11am to 2pm.

THURSDAY 5/17 & TUESDAY 5/22: Salad Days! Help the students to harvest, prepare and serve garden-grown salads for their entire school at lunch! Thursday 5/17 at Excelsior MS and Tuesday 5/22 at Martin Luther King MS. Support healthy eating at school!