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Terrific kickoff at the Slow Food Seattle School Garden Initiative meeting yesterday.
• SFS board member Philip Lee shared the story of the Makah Ozette Potato, the only potato in North America that did not come via Europe but directly from Peru. Its history and Slow Food's effort to save it to preserve biodiversity @ http://bit.ly/TL2r98. We're hoping school children will help grow and save this... food!
• Anthony Warner (wearing green in photo), garden educator at Orca K-8, shared his creative teaching methods and fund raising effort. Check out his blog @ http://orcagarden.wordpress.com/ and their upcoming plant sale on 5/11.
• Tricia Kovacs discussed the many resources from WA Farm-to-School @ http://bit.ly/16gGrWd. Great starting point for those planning a school garden.
• Librarian & author Rick Swann/ Our School Garden! provided a useful bibliography of garden books & school gardening resource to use with kids, which is available @ http://bit.ly/11KvE47
Thanks to all who attended, including Lettuce Link, a program of Solid Ground and Danny Woo Community Garden, Green Plate Special, WSU King and Pierce County Extension.
Next meeting end of April with more discussions on creating, growing, and teaching with school gardens. Please join us and spread the word!
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