Long Beach second graders are working in the garden to prepare a farm-to-table feast. Today we tended our new seedlings and reflected on how much farming in America has changed over time. Students pondered questions like:
What changes has technology brought to farming?
How did early settlers spend their days?
What role did children play in food production and other important chores?
What was it like to build a new life from scratch, without the help of Home Depot?
After experimenting with many vintage farm tools, we made butter together and had a tasty homemade snack. We all agreed food tastes better when you make it together.