Purple Bean Mystery–July 11, 2013

Our summer sessions have begun and we’ve decided to change our meeting time to Wednesdays from 3-4 pm. We welcomed back a fantastic children’s garden volunteer, Jill Mays!

Today felt sticky with overcast skies and 77°. After an initial tour of the garden for anyone here for the first time this year, the kids divided into four groups and tasted and talked about the harvested oregano and chocolate mint. Then each team concentrated on either harvesting green or purple beans, weeding, labeling the sunflowers, taking a closer look at slugs or pulling out old radishes.

Each child received a green bean to eat and they could choose to wait to eat their purple bean to see what color it changes to when cooked!

Quote of the day: “Do we get to come back tomorrow?”