Seventh Graders “Get Dirty” and “Eat Up” in Gardens

Seventh-grade community action took them to the EPACS garden and the Ecumenical Hunger Project.  By the end of a full day of engagement they were tired, but they weren’t hungry! A follow up survey suggested that they liked learning more about the way that gardens serve different facets of our local community, but they felt really tired from weeding and wondered how they could do these activities non-Castilleja students.  Some wondered why “hard labor is often so boring?”  It’s an interesting question to discuss with others.  The ACE Center is happy to host further conversations about manual labor and all the threads related to it; it’s on our radar to prepare students for these types of experiences even more effectively, but we’re happy to take your input sooner rather than later!  So come and chat with us.

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