We started the day like any farmer would: weeding our crops! In this case, big beautiful collard greens. We then moved onto our harvest, which included lettuce, edible flowers, tree collards and sour grass...yummm! To wash our hands for lunch we used the native ceanothus flower! After our bellies were full from lunch, we recorded our days adventures in our nature journals with Dominique. We also sat silently next to our favorite new plant, and drew it in its entirety. We brought our drawings back to our community and the other members had to guess what our plant was! We continued by drawing stories of our day and some animals we saw on the farm.
Afterwards, Booka processed the harvest with the campers and made a delicious and healthy salad dressing with local honey, apple cider vinegar, olive oil and salt. Everyone became expert tasters of new veggies, and found new ones they loved....or didn't love so much! Sour grass was a big hit, and became the campers mission to forage as much as possible. Sour grass is also known as an invasive weed, so fellow farmers at Alemany were quite happy.
It was a beautiful sunny day, and like most farmers after a long day of work and play, we were all ready for a nice rest.