27 May '11, 10pm

Please read @EatingAsia's post 'Where School Farms Aren't Such a New Idea' #gardenchat @CowlickCottage u'll like!

Please read @EatingAsia's post 'Where School Farms Aren't Such a New Idea' #gardenchat @CowlickCottage u'll like!

We had a small plot of 丝瓜 (Luffa?) and 四季豆 green beans in my junior high school (Taipei). It wasn’t part of the curriculum or anything, it was managed by the caretaker and pupils were welcome to help and experience growing their own vegetables. I never took these vegetables home , but remember some classmates were saying the caretaker cooked some Si Gua and Pai Gu 排骨 soup and it was delicious. I wouldn’t want to say what was used for fertilizer there 35 years ago (!) Though I wouldn’t mind knowing what is used here too, are they organic? I think although these may all be called ‘school farms’, be it gardening projects, classrooms or programs -- there are different values. Some maybe more about developing farming skills, some about healthy food concept and approach. I do think what you (and Marco) described here in the Philippines is truly special – the gardening is built i...

Full article: http://eatingasia.typepad.com/eatingasia/2010/09/pampanga...

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