GMS Summer Campers share “Seed to Table” products at the local farmer’s market. During the last week of July, we held our annual Montessori Market Summer Camp where the grand finale of the week included working a farmstead table at the Greensboro Farmers’ Curb Market downtown on Yanceyville Street.
In preparation for the downtown market on Saturday, August 1, the children spent the week involved in all of the seed to table activities you can imagine. They were busy picking produce from our edible schoolyard gardens: tomatoes, peppers, garlic, basil, and lavender. They worked in our kitchen making homemade jams (peach, blueberry and blackberry), fresh pesto, zucchini bread, potato rolls and pickles to sell. They also hand stitched lavender sachets, small pillows, and purses.
This annual summer program is a perfect extension of our environmental education programming! Thanks to Mary Jacobson, Nancy Hofer, Alicia Simpson and Kristy Ford for leading the camp.