Thursday, March 20, 2014
Ms. Smith's class reviews Jefferson's favorite plants and eats
Today Ms. Smith's 5th graders reviewed some favorite vegetables of Thomas Jefferson and sampled some organic food. Focus of the review was: definition of heirloom, type of lettuce we'd planted (brown Dutch lettuce), type of pea ( Prince Albert and Marrowfat), kale (Siberian Kale). Jefferson loved English peas and used to have pea tastings with his neighbors. The kids tasted English peas that were purchased at the Santa Monica Farmers' Market as well as a some broccoli pasta. We discussed that nasturtiums are edible flowers and that Jefferson grew them. The 5th graders will be planting them.