All of the garden beds have been planted and are growing well.

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The class of 1/2 B has had a regular day in the garden with the wonderful parent volunteers that have been helping them; Ana H. and Pippa H.(Also known as Ana Hughes and Pippa Howes.)

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The kids have had a great time. And of course the conversation always  turned to food.

 

Heres the second term progress week by week;

Week 1 – planning & measuring our garden

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Week 2 – planting carrots & beetroot seedlings in our garden

Week 3 – planting sugar snap peas & brussel sprouts seedlings in our garden

 

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Week 4 – pulling weeds & planting parsley seeds in our garden

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Week 5 – Harvest Rhubarb & cooked Apple and Rhubarb Crumble – YUM!

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Heres the recipe;

Apple & Rhubarb Crumble

INGREDIENTS
500g (about 3 large) granny smith apples, peeled, cored, cut into thin wedges
1 bunch rhubarb (about 450g), trimmed, washed, cut into 4cm lengths
1 tablespoons caster sugar
1 cinnamon stick & 3 cloves

CRUMBLE
2 tablespoons plain flour
60g reduced fat polyunsaturated margarine
90g dessicated coconut
50g (1/2 cup) rolled oats
55g (1/4 cup) firmly packed brown sugar
METHOD
Step 1
Preheat the oven to 180°C or 160°C fan forced. Lightly grease a 1.5L (6 cup) capacity oven proof baking dish.
Step 2
To make the filling, place the apples, rhubarb, 80ml (1/3 cup) water, sugar and cinnamon in a medium size saucepan over a medium heat. Simmer, covered, for 8-10 minutes, or until apples and rhubarb are just tender. Remove and discard cinnamon stick & cloves.
Step 3
Meanwhile, place the flour, margarine, coconut, oats and sugar in a large bowl. Use your fingers to rub in the margarine until well combined and large crumbs form.
Step 4
Spoon the fruit into the prepared dish, sprinkle the topping evenly over the fruit. Bake for 20 minutes or until golden and bubbling. Serve with custard.
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Thanks to Ana and Pippa for all their work.
All volunteers, teachers, aides and kids are invited to send us photos or stories or drawings of their time in the garden. Just send them to SomersSchoolGarden@gmail.com and we will take care of the rest.
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