November flew by at our high school YouthWork and Learn program at the Smokey House Center. Highlights include:
* Cooking and eating from the garden throughout the month, starting with pumpkin pie and ending with carrot-corn burritos.
* Co-hosting a workshop on soil for new farmers, sponsored by RAFFL.
* Creating prints from nature with guest educator Barbara Robertson.
*Preparing for a larger garden in the spring, moving more rocks out of the field we scythed and putting in a cover crop. (Unfortunately, we put it in too late. The weather suddenly turned cold. Next year we’ll do better.)
* Building our outdoor skills, hiking in the snow, and some practice with campfire. (We got it going with a single match!) It takes practice to roast hot dogs and marshmallows…