Apple Taste Test: LMS Cafeteria–October 9, 2014

From Samantha & Emily:

During the month of October the students in Ms. Milan’s 7th grade enrichment planned an apple tasting. The purpose of this tasting was to find out which type of apples the students of LMS like so that we can grow an apple tree for LMS.

On Thursday October, 9th the Fresh Food For Lunch students set up tables for tasting and slicing the apples. The four different types of apples were Fuji, Liberty, Akane, and Alchemy. Thanks to all of the 7th graders who donated apples from their homes for the event!

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LMS 7th Grade Science & STEM

Science 7: Students have been observing and recording LMS Deer Tongue lettuce, our own special variety! The seed is being saved for planting for the next growing season.

7th Grade STEM is an enthusiastic group who have ideas and energy! We have several groups, developing several projects. More to come, as fall quarter unfolds! Here is a quick look at what the STEM Class has been up to:

1) Garden Crew: Work with Cary in the garden-harvesting, planting, weeding, and prepping beds for winter. They are also working on an overview of the garden for the blog….coming soon!

2) Fruit Tree Group: One idea is to plant fruit trees to add to the variety of foods we can provide for the school and community. There will be a taste test of local apple varieties in the LMS cafeteria to see what apples LMS students prefer.

3) Recipe Teams: Recipes using seasonal, LMS produce: Several students have been finding and trying out recipes. They have been making movies of the garden produce and are planning a bake sale to support the garden!

4) Chickens, anyone? This group has been looking into the feasibility of raising chickens at LMS. There are many reasons why this might not be possible, but the ideas, designs and planning have been energetic and creative!

5) Greenhouse group: Will our beans germinate? Where is the sun during the day? We are figuring out how we can extend our LMS growing season using the greenhouse.