April 2020, Week 4
When a seed germinates, the root is the first part to emerge. It situates the seed in its environment, and is soon followed by the shoot and the leaves, which push up as the root seeks downward. The part of the plant we see - the flashy, flowering, fruiting part - is above the soil. But its lifeblood, its origin, is underneath.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
When we think about our summer camp, we follow this same model. In their first years, children dig their roots down even as they grow and develop upward. As they reach kindergarten and elementary school, they're ready to spread their leaves, but in order to do this, they need the right support, the right connections, the right depth of history.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
One of those connections is the connection to nature, and the land. It's a connection we have to be more and more conscious of developing in our urban lives. But it's an essential one: a key part of the root system that grows strong people. For a week this summer, children in our summer camp explore plants, drawing parallels between their own lives and needs and those of their green growing companions. They get their hands in the soil, discover new things about themselves and their peers, and, above all, grow.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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This week in your Simple Share...Spaghetti Squash - 1
Roasted Italian Spaghetti Squash
Baby Dill - 1 bunch
Creamy Dill Potatoes
Chard - 1 bunch
Garlicky Chard with Chickpeas
Oranges - 5
Fresh, sweet oranges from a fellow farmer in sunny California
Lettuce Mix - 1 bag
A blend of our favorite crisp greens grown on the farm in our hoop houses. Delicious used as a salad with your favorite toppings.
Beet Greens - 1 bag
Beet Greens Omelet
Cabbage - 1
Bratwurst and Red Cabbage
Radish Pico De Gallo
Roasted Garlic Pasta Sauce - 1 jar
Petersen Family Farm
Sourdough Bread - 1 loaf
We'll see you next week!
- The Simple Share Team