The Children's Cookery:
Growing, Harvesting, Preparing and Serving Cuisine at the Preschool
Beginning January 2017, Wildflower Preschool & Kindergarten began piloting a meal program in which the children, assisted by teachers, prepared and served lunch one day per week. Our hope was that this pilot program would be fantastically successful and grow into the 2017/18 school year! We were right! Currently, Wildflower holds the Children's Cookery once per week! Check out the photos from the Cookery below!
As always at Wildflower Preschool and Kindergarten, our gardens are organic (though we are not certified) and we practice sustainable agriculture, planting small plots and using pest control rather than chemicals. The school's 2016 garden included a variety of tomatoes (plum, cherry, hothouse), cucumbers, sweet potatoes, pumpkins, basil, mint, chocolate mint, lavender, sorrel, zinnias, marigolds and more. During the 2017/18 school year, several of our families banded together to build new garden beds and plant lettuces, herbs and more. We are currently growing kale, mescalin, mustard, strawberries, lavender and more.