Last week, Nate Rich rounded up the kids at Pinoleville Head Start and brought them out to the Community Garden to help with Harvest Friday preparation. Five of the students helped Nate with harvesting the organic, GMO-free veggies in the garden, which turned into an educational adventure. Nate taught the students about identifying the vegetables they were harvesting — and eating — as well as their use. When all the students present told him pizza was their favorite food, he made sure they helped harvest the tomatoes so they understood that pizza doesn’t grow on trees.
The students helped with one of the biggest Harvest Friday hauls ever, which made the lesson even better. The week’s selections, presented for free, included spicy peppers, green peppers, two kinds of tomatoes, Lebanese squash, purple tomatillos, cucumbers and more. If that sounds good to you, check out our upcoming Harvest Friday events here to get in on the action. And remember that you can find us every Friday from 11:30am until noon outside Pinoleville Native American Head Start. We’ve even got a flyer to remind you.