During the month of March, the sun began to shine brighter on our school garden. With spring on our minds, we tested our knowledge of edible and medicinal herbs by playing a cooperative board game, developed a garden map, created teacups from clay, examined the native plant Stinging Nettle, and worked together to transport healthy soil throughout the garden.Read More
On February 3rd, Catkin Café hosted Orcas School’s Student Chef Winner, Theo Vaccarella, and six friends for a pasta making class.Read More
K-5th grade Farm to Classroom: During the month of December, we participated in two baking projects featuring local ingredients.
6-8th grade Exploratory: After having the opportunity to shear sheep, card the wool, and spin the wool, our next step in the process was to knit, weave, and felt.Read More
K-5th Farm to Classroom: During the first week of November, we met local botanist, Madrona Murphy and her favorite plant, Great Camus.
6-8th Grade Exploratory: This semester our middle school class is working with natural fibers. To kick off our first day of class, Jennifer Pietsch and Amy Lum guided us in shearing three sheep.Read More
As we prepped the garden for the colder months here on Orcas, we took this as an opportunity to discuss the importance of saving seeds. We took a field trip to the Public Library's Seed Library, sorted though our garden harvested seeds, worked hard to cover garden beds and celebrated the end of the growing season with a pizza party.Read More