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Deaver Farm Explorers! Lesson 5: Sustainable Food Systems
This week we are taking a look at what’s blooming and ripening here on the farm in mid-summer, and then talking all about Sustainable Food Systems! We will see how each step in the process works and discover exactly how our food starts from a tiny seed and makes its way to our plates!
Deaver Farm Explorers! Lesson 4: Seasonality & Sustainability
We are back at the farm this week with a lesson all about growing seasons, and what it means to use sustainable growing practices. Lots of our vegetable plants are growing fast this time of year, and some of our late spring crops are ready to harvest and eat. At the end of this lesson we will get to make a healthy seasonal recipe together!
Deaver Farm Explorers Transplanting Special!
We are keeping up with our fast-growing bean plants, who are ready to be transplanted out into the garden! Farmer DJ shows us how transplanting is done on the farm, and how you can do it at home in any container.
Seed Science with Farmer-Educator Jenny
In this video Jenny takes you through a simple seed science activity. We’re dissecting a seed to look at its parts! Once you soak your Lima bean seeds in water overnight you can open it up to see the seed coat, cotyledon(seed food!), and embryo(baby plant) made of a radicle, hypocotyl, and epicotyl. It’s so fun to seed how plants start their lives!!
Direct Seeding with Farmer-Educator Jenny
Learn how to plant spinach from seed with Farmer-Educator Jenny!
Health Benefits of Common Backyard Weeds with Farmer-Educator Jon
Learn about edible and medicinal plants growing in your backyard and around Philly with Farmer-Educator Jon. This video focuses on learning about medicinal weeds that can help boost your immune system.
The Benefits of Chickweed with Farmer-Educator Jon
Farmer Jon talks about the many benefits of the common weed Chickweed and how to make a healthy spring Chickweed tea/tonic.
Stinging Nettles with Farmer-Educator Jon
Learn about the many health benefits of this wild edible. Let us know if you harvest or grow nettles and the ways you like to use this incredible plant.