Spinach Kale Smoothie a GARDEN DAY HIT!

Today we made smoothies out in the garden as part of garden day at Shepardson. The recipe featured kale and spinach growing in the garden. Here is the recipe for you to enjoy at home, these nutritious smoothies were a big hit with our Shepardson Stars!

Spinach Kale Smoothie

Layer in an 8 cup blender, this makes 60 oz

(adjust accordingly for a smaller batch)

3 cups of apple cider

1 banana

1 handful of fresh spinach

1 handful of fresh kale

2-3 cups of frozen pineapple

1 c. ice cubes

Blend and serve!

From Garden to Cafeteria

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Our first batch of produce was harvested  from the garden and prepared to be served in the school cafeteria this past week.  The glorious fresh spinach was picked early last Tuesday morning right at it’s peak of yumminess, washed and served on the salad bar with poppyseed dressing, mandarin oranges and dried cranberries.  A rewarding “Farm to Table” experience for the students at Shepardson.

Soil Amending

Our STEM Specialist, Mrs. Kempton, used the outdoor classroom in garden this week to chat with the kids about the subject of Soil Science.  With soil one of the most important components in a successful garden, the work the students did identifying the texture and nutrients of the soil in the raised beds was very important for our approaching growing season.  Students learned how to amend our soil and had a fun time with hands on learning in the garden.

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