Making Messes to Make Memories

Last week after an interactive cooking lesson, I stood back and looked at the classroom. It was full of kids with kale in their teeth, honey on their hands, and shredded carrots that had somehow made it under their desks and in every nook and cranny of the classroom....

Five Reasons to Love Lentils

A few weeks ago, a group of Ronan 2nd graders were asked to identify what Montana is famous for. Their list included: “big sky, wilderness and lentils.” Born and raised in Montana, I know that more than twice as many cows as people live in our state —...

History and Hotbeds

As FoodCorps Service Members, we are constantly thinking about how to connect traditional school subjects to gardening and nutrition. We often teach science classes in the garden where kids can learn about plant parts, soil, garden critters and much more. It is also...

Super-Awesome Greenhouse Beds of the Future!

Man, young people are cool! I am constantly amazed at what younger individuals are able to accomplish! Here at Hyalite we had the opportunity to build mobile greenhouse beds that can move in and out of the building. So like, when it is the middle of May and there just...