Today Ms. Palo's 4th graders visited the edible garden, harvested basil, tomatoes and peppers and observed the butterfly garden. They also learned about mint, cilantro and thyme. The children also visited the class hummingbird/butterfly garden area where they planted two California fuchsias near a loquat tree.
I promised them a pesto recipe. Here's one without nuts.
Basil Pesto Recipe
3 cups basil leaves
2 or 3 cloves of garlic (minced)
1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
1/2 cup olive oil
very small amount of salt
very small amount of pepper
(a splash of lemon juice-didn't add that today)
Note: this pesto would be great with pasta! Let your kids help you make it!