Planting Seeds

Planting Seeds

Planting Seeds: Empowering our Children with Ways to Protect the Environment while Cultivating the Earth

Monday, April 10, 2006

A wonderful week with the boys

I can't express how awful I feel for not having kept up with the blogging. After reading all of my team members posts, I am extremely excited to share my feelings as well. It seems that we have come so far with our project and I am thrilled with the success that we have achieved teaching Dr. Gilbert's students. I was really upset to hear that the trip to the park slope food co-op had to be made earlier in the day on Friday, which caused me to be unable to attend as i had another field trip to go on in midtown with another seminar class that was taking place at the same time. Fortunately, my sister is a member of the co-op, so i will be able to travel there with her sometime later in the week in order to experience the market myself, as I feel this is a vital component of our project. Additionally I would love to see all the organic products that they have there since I have celiac disease and am required to keep a gluten-free diet (no wheat, rye, barely, malt) and it can be hard to find food products that I can eat. After meeting with Amanda, Justin, and Suzanne tonight for our regular Monday evening gathering, I was incredibly pleased with how successful the second and third lessons went. I think the scavenger hunt was a great way to turn an educational experience into something fun and interactive for all the boys. I am really looking forward to completing our final draft which has more than doubled in length! We have all added a lot to the paper which I think is coming along very well. I am excited to create our power point presentation for the class in the following two weeks, as I think it will be a great culmination to the project and class.

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