Explorer West student volunteers help harvest, just in time

It was the big harvest before the big freeze. Aviva Furman from Community Harvest of Southwest Seattle shares the photos, explaining that she was joined at one of their local food gardens last Friday by 12 students from Explorer West Middle School (WSB sponsor) and teachers Steve White and Kristin Moore, as they harvested vegetables before the temps dropped: 14 poujnds of kale, carrots, and rutabaga, subsequently donated to the White Center Food Bank. Aviva adds, “They also worked the soil to prepare it for future crops: turning in a cover crop of buckwheat, and composting sunflowers that were long past their prime. A special ingredient, coffee grounds, donated by the Westwood Village Starbucks, was added to the mix.”

3 Replies to "Explorer West student volunteers help harvest, just in time"

  • the cool dog November 24, 2010 (9:22 pm)

    thank you kids

  • WS Mom November 25, 2010 (10:03 am)

    Kids at Explorer West do incredible things!!!!

  • SpeakLoud November 25, 2010 (10:59 am)

    Explorer West is an incredible school!

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