The Garden Journey


Garden Day Earth Day

Earth Day is a wonderful opportunity to invite families out to our school garden to prepare the plot for the season.  Earlier in April we had spent a day preparing the soil and planting some of the cold hardy seeds, […]

Earth Day

Pear

Pear Tree Visit, part 1

Blossoming Before Our Eyes The April air is sweet with the smell of fruit tree blossoms. On Friday, the Children’s House science explorers set out to see how nature was blooming at our beloved, prolific pear tree! With paper and markers in hand, […]


The Garden Begins

Our first weekend at the garden this year was a lot less work than last year.  Last year we built garden beds, put in irrigation, and shoveled mountains of dirt and wood-chips. This year we were able to reap the […]


Harvest fair

A Harvest Fair

Last Friday, we had another cross-curriculum farm to preschool experience. Children’s art abounded with our recycled supplies to build farm stands. Corks, wallpaper samples, plastic tops, wax, tissue paper, and wooden coins were among some of the plethora of choices. Children dedicated time, attention and concerted efforts to […]


Green Tomato Chutney at the Children’s House Cafe

Our garden has been dictating our cooking projects so far this year, providing us with produce that is ripe and ready to cook with.  However, what do you do when a cold snap is predicted, and there are still loads […]

Green Tomato

Connecting Over New Food From our Bountiful Harvest

Our snack menu continues to follow the season as we harvest the final veggies from our garden. One creation the children made was pickled vegetables. The children worked diligently slicing radishes and white turnips with plastic knives for pickling. We talked […]


Bugs and Kale Chips

Cooking the chips With fresh kale growing in the garden, Michael biked over to cut some kale leaves. Four children volunteered to wash and cut the kale. Some specialized words associated to this experiential job were “kale”, “rib”, “half”, and […]

Kale Chips

Market Story

Veggie Bucks at Boulder Farmer’s Market

Oh, what fun Elaine and Michael had biking to the Wednesday afternoon Farmers Market in downtown Boulder.  First stop was our community garden plot to turn the water on for our garden beds.  Then we were off, Burley in tow […]


Flower Power Prayer Flags

CREATING FLOWER POWER PRAYER FLAGS AT THE GARDEN WITH JULIE IRELAND Last week, 13 CHP students and Jen, Elaine and Michael rode the city bus to the community gardens.  We were going to meet Julie Ireland, local quilting artist, at […]

Flower Power

Zucchini, Apples, and Pears, Oh My!

The children and the teachers jumped right into cooking.  Apples from our 120+ year-old-tree on the playground were gathered, washed and cooked down in a slow cooker, for applesauce.  Zucchini was harvested from the CHP garden, and giant zucchini donated […]