Students Grow their Salad at Miraloma Elementary

Green Schoolyards America is proud to feature Living Schoolyard Month celebrations that were held in May across the state of California. If you celebrated and would like to be featured here, send photos and a brief description to info (at) greenschoolyards (dot) org.  —GSA

First graders celebrated their last class in the Miraloma garden by harvesting kale, lettuce, fava bean leaves, borage flowers and kale flowers to make a garden salad. Students expertly picked leaves without ripping the entire plant from the ground and tore the leaves into bite-sized pieces. The salad was dressed with rice vinegar, soy sauce, and toasted sesame oil. Overall, students enjoyed the salad and proclaimed that it was better than junk food (a perfect way to end the school year).

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Contributed by Rachel Pringle, Senior Director of Programs, Education Outside
Photos by Sierra Flynn, Education Outside Corps Member

San Francisco, CA