I think it is safe to say that this years garden has been dubbed the 'Pizza Garden'.
One of the most important things that I took away from the first work shop was to be excited about what you are growing. There is no point in growing something you have no interest in.
When the students were asked what vegetable they liked to eat, hands shot up and answers were yelled out. At one point, somebody mentioned making pizza. Which lead to what herbs go on pizza, like oregano and basil. It's amazing how the conversation snowballed and before you knew it, we had a goal to make pizza with the produce that will be grown in the school garden.
There will probably be a few obstacles to overcome before this 'pizza goal' can be reached. One being that many pizza related ingredients are summer vegetables. This mean they won't necessarily be at their prime in the fall when school rolls around again.
I'm not too worried though. There are ways around that. We could plant a little later, freeze or dehydrate some veggies and herbs. A little imagination, folks!
Stay tuned to see what exciting things come out of the next work shop and how our pizza goals progress!