A week ago, Juanita dropped by the school with a real treat for the students: a large bowl of fresh carrots from her Tahsis Community Garden plot, and some lettuce garnished with edible flowers. Our Farm to School program is not up and running for a week or so yet, so we scrubbed and bagged up the carrots to hand out to the kids as they went out to see the salmon spawning grounds for science class. The treats disappeared in no time, and the comments reflected the huge difference in taste between local garden grown carrots and whatever you get at the supermarket. The kids were very impressed that this produce was grown right here in Tahsis.
Thank you Juanita!