Sunday, April 10, 2011

The end is near! (dun, dun, dun...)

Chris E. admires the cherry blossom blooms on UW's campus
It is our last quarter at IslandWood and the grads have split into their cohorts one last time. Cohort F (Fantastic, fun, freaky, free-spirited, funky, etc.) went on a field trip with Hillary to fill out some necessary paperwork, tour the UW farm (with none other than Lily, IslandWood Grad '10), and meet with Mark Windschitl from the College of Education to answer some of our looming questions. It was a fun time had by all, and we are excited for next year!
Ready to drill Prof Windschitl!
Laura snags some free cabbage
The UW Farm is located right off the Burke Gilman Trail in Seattle. The public is even encouraged to harvest some edibles as they walk by the planted beds!

A farm, right in the middle of the city!

A look inside one of the impressive greenhouses

Thanks for all of the info and enthusiasm, Lily!
There is so much information about the farm - I couldn't possibly remember it all. Find more information at: And while we're on the topic of farms - please check out fellow IW Grad Chris Emme's blog - Eating with Intention - as he takes on the challenge of tracking the journeys of the different foods that he eats. He will be visiting farms in the area, recording what foods he eats normally and reflecting on how it makes him feel as well as what their costs and origins may be. He will then switch to a more local and healthy diet for comparison. This challenge is all part of Chris' Independent Study Project  - or ISP. Mmm....I'm getting hungry!
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