The Garden Journey


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 […]

Harvest fair

Green Tomato

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 […]


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 […]


Kale Chips

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 […]


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 […]

Market Story

Flower Power

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 […]


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 […]


Cooking in the Garden

On June 21st, the first day of summer, 5 CHP families met Elaine and Jen at the CHP community garden to harvest herbs and lettuce to make “First Day of Summer Salad”. It was already very hot at 9 am! […]


The Garden Adventure

By Elaine McCarthy During Summer Camp, we met at school and organized our first field trip to the garden. We walked to the bus stop and waited for bus #208. We rode the bus three stops. We crossed at the […]


The Garden Grows and Rhubarb Fun

Will (Ruby’s dad) put his exceptional wood working skills to use to create a wonderful gate for the Children’s House Garden.  Delphine, Gabriel (4) and Romain (7) joined Elaine and Michael at the garden today. Romain watered the garden beds […]