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In the school gardens, we talked about how all of our senses are ignited when we spend time in a garden.  The kids wrote down the five senses and then spent time wandering through the garden.  As they walked around, they recorded what they experienced as it related to their senses.  This was what a third grader had to say.

Growing tomatoes, squash, cucumbers, beans, golden raspberries, blackberries, strawberries, kale, herbs, peppers, melons and more in a garden house in Bel Air.

-Photograph by Andrea Passarella

It’s all in the soil.  Just ask Flora Bella Farms’ James Birch.  At the beginning of each season, he tills the soil, working all of the bits of last seasons crops back into the earth.  He feeds the plants nothing more then some sea kelp and fish emulsion.  His bounty is extraordinary and truly organic, even before the first seed is sown.

“But tho’ an old man, I am but a young gardener.”

-Thomas Jefferson