Jamestown Community Farm trip was a hit. Sunny blue skies and puffy white clouds set the scene for the wonderous exploration of Jamestown Community Farm. The children started their adventure off at the chicken coop, where they fed the birds a medley of corn, watermelon, and kale that were unfit for farmer’s market quality. The children giggled and gawked in wonder at the birds, as they picked apart the veggies and fruit. The children even got to pet a chicken! While one farm worker held the hen, the children discovered the wonder of its colorful and soft feathers.
Later, they set to planting seedlings of sunflowers and cucumbers, learning the basics of how to plant and water, taking good care not to damage the seedlings’ roots. Then, off in the distance, they spotted a tractor! The kids couldn’t wait to examine the contraption and sit in the driver’s seat.
At this point, it was time to regroup. The children sat in the shade of a tent as they drank water and colored on sheets of paper that had been set up with art supplies. In anticipation of lunch, they set off to harvest lettuce, tomatoes, peppers, and onions for a delicious mid-day salad. And for dessert—blackberries and raspberries! Additionally, bread, cookies, condiments, and lemonade were all donated by the folks at Jamestown Community Farm.
Thank you to Jamestown Community Farm for hosting such an enriching and relaxing farm trip for McAuley Village families! We look forward to planning more of these this summer.