It was our final week in the kitchen together, and it did not disappoint! Our class started with a few short videos featuring local food heroes Michael Pollan and Bryant Terry talking about eating locally, cooking together, and youth making change—three practices that not only will fight climate change but also will strengthen our community. Our fourth and fifth grade chef superstars then headed to the kitchen and made a sorbet featuring local strawberries from Tomatero Farm in Watsonville with last week’s candied citrus peels mixed in. We hope many of you made it to the Family Potluck on Thursday night and got to try the sorbet. There’s nothing quite like the taste of minimally processed local produce made with love and lots of laughter.
We look forward to spending the next seven weeks with Rooms 201, 202, and 205 in the garden classroom, where we will continue to investigate the intersection of climate change and the food system but through a social change campaign students will design and implement on the Harvey Milk campus. See you next week!