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Agriculture Education with Elyria 2nd Graders

We thoroughly enjoyed our day on the farm with the 2nd graders from Elyria. They were hard workers. Thank you Mrs. Allen! We’d also like to say a special “thank you” to our Ag Partners who helped sponsor the trip: Farm Bureau, Kiwanis, MidKansas Coop, Krehbiel’s Specialty Meats, Artshirt, and Tractor Supply. TSC, we are so grateful for our education awning!

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Grammy’s Pumpkin Patch-McPherson, KS 2013

 
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Posted by on October 9, 2013 in Agriculture Education

 

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Welcome Washington Elementary for “A Day on the Farm”

Mrs. Cooke’s 2nd grader spent the day at Grammy’s Pumpkin Patch learning more about agriculture and how it affects each one of us everyday.

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Grammy’s Pumpkin Patch- McPherson, KS 2013

 
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Posted by on October 4, 2013 in Agriculture Education

 

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Agriculture Education and Wiggles and Giggles

We had a fun time with the young ones from Wiggles and Giggles this morning as they explored the farm and the pumpkin patch.

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This afternoon we headed to Elyria Christian School to visit with their 2nd graders. They are participating in the In the Class and On the Farm (ICOF) agriculture education program. This afternoon we discussed the definition of agriculture, and we discovered the many ways that we are each affected by agriculture every day. Just ask them, they’ll let you know!

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See you Monday for your day on the farm, second graders!

Grammy’s Pumpkin Patch – McPherson, KS 2013

 
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Posted by on October 2, 2013 in Agriculture Education

 

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Dairy On the Farm

I am excited to welcome Southwest Dairy to the pumpkin patch on October 27. They will have their mobile classroom at Johnstown Farm from 1:00 to 5:00 on the last Sunday of the season!

Grammy’s Pumpkin Patch – McPherson, KS 2013

 

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We Got Worms!

We got worms-red wrigglers to be exact. We took a rode trip today to Belvue, Kansas, to visit with Debbie Anderson at Rising Mist Organic Farm. Our mission was to begin the adventure of vermicomposting- “vermi” meaning worm, so, yes, worm composting. Why worms? For their poop, of course!  Worm poop, technically castings, are high in soil nutrients, helpful as an organic pesticide, and great study for our homeschool classroom.

Debbie has been in the worm business for over the years. She’s even written a book about worm composting. She is a wealth of knowledge on how we could “worm” our way into vermicomposting (sorry, that was a bad pun).

We enjoyed a tour of Rising Mist. I had never seen a worm nursery before. While the worms were hard at work, the owners were also hard at work preparing their bountiful and beautiful produce. Their secret is, of course, rich organic soil full of worm castings.

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Grammy’s Pumpkin Patch – McPherson, KS 2013

 
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Posted by on August 30, 2013 in Agriculture Education

 

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