Educating Young Students From The Inside Out

Educating Preschool students from the "Inside Out"

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Harvesting our Basil Garden

 How often are children given the "direct experience" and opportunity of planting, taking care of plants during the summer, watering, harvesting then preparing a gourmet snack in a classroom setting? This weeks' photo montage came from our organic gardens at the Living Wisdom School in Shoreline, Washington.

These pictures tell this lovely story. .

Smelling the basil and having instructions on how to pick it carefully.

Receiving directions from our Master Gardener

Beautiful bounty of basil

Hands on learning
I began the cooking class
Fairies looked on in the garden
The garlic and nuts were finished. Now for the fresh basil

Memories that will last for a lifetime.


  1. Cooking with kids is so awesome. For me it's always about creating sensory memories. The tactile experience of kneading, chopping. The aroma of fresh herbs, spices, of cookies baking. Of course all those wonderful tastes. Look delicious!

  2. Oh oh oh! Basil is the best. Now I'm just cross that I didn't plant any last spring and will have to wait til next spring to do this. I love the variety of basil plants too. Thanks for a lovely post.

  3. So happy to have found you via Let the Child Play. I am gardening with kindergartners this year and we just harvested basil seeds from the summer harvest and replanted them for a fall harvest =)


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