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Monday, November 16, 2015

2015-2016 Garden Workdays

Thank you to all the wonderful Lincoln volunteers for their continued support of our school garden.  We have held two very successful garden workdays this school year (September 12th and November 14th) and will plan on doing 2-3 more after the new year. So be sure to check our Healthy Kids Club Facebook page for updates and the Lincoln PTO page for more information. 

Also, teachers are prepping their garden beds this week getting them ready for our winter crop. As you may remember, Dr. Brennan planted kale last December. It proved to be a hearty crop for us and yielded several hundred pounds of kale.  We hope to do the same with brussels sprouts and broccoli this wenter.  Be sure to ask your child's teacher if they will need help in the garden. Planting will be happening mid December.

Salsa en Setiembre-Salsa Day 2015

The 2015 Salsa Day was a HUGE success.  Over 750 students at our school participated in the first ever Salsa event.  Lincoln students were truly engaged and excited about the garden, growing food, learning about the scientific process, composting, and tasting (many for the first time in their lives) the fruits of their collective labor.  We have no doubt that our efforts are making a positive impact on the students. 

Lincoln parents, JD and Ginger Aguilar deserve an extra special thank you.  They roasted all the veggies in their wood fire oven, boiled the tomatillos, and did lots of hours of prep work gearing up for the event.  An extra special thank you goes to the volunteers that worked ALL DAY (8:15-2:45pm)-Jodi Delgado, Kelly Dzubay, Hildur Simonardottir, Mary West, Estela Gutierrez, and Ginger Aguilar!  And most importantly, Dr. Eric Brennan deserves a GIGANTIC thank you for his leadership and guidance overseeing our beautiful garden/living science lab.  Our school is truly fortunate to have so many talented and caring parents.

The Salsa event received nothing less than rave reviews from teachers, students and other parents.  Thank you all for the taking the time out of your busy lives to make a difference at our school.  We hope to continue events like these in the future!

Lincoln HKC