Food Fighters Visit the Bees

Our high school interns for the summer, students from the Food Fighters/Garden Club at BHS, have been working in the gardens: planting, harvesting, and weeding, to help keep everything in great condition for when students return at the end of summer. On Thursday, the group weeded the back garden and planted squash starts in the newly formed beds. Afterward, we trekked over to Rock Point School  to check-in on the beehive that Burlington School Food Project adopted. We thought it might be time to harvest the honey, but, while some of the neighboring hives were ready, ours has a few weeks to go still.

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Class 1: June 24, 2013 Meeting the bees

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What is a food system? Examples of different models of food systems. Photo by Morgan

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Students drew their own food system diagrams with ideas of their “ideal” food system, where they primarily fit into a food system, etc. They also studied various food packaging to discover where it originated. Photo by Morgan

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Results from the investigation. Photo by Morgan

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First field trip: Visiting our adopted beehive at Rock Point School with History Teacher and Beekeeper Gus Buchanan. Photo by Morgan

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Bees at Rock Point School, Burlington, VT. Photo by Morgan