In preparation for a week of gratitude the 6th graders learned about a few cultural traditions surrounding the practice of smudging. Before leaving for Thanksgiving break they gathered and bound their own smudge sticks from plants in our herb garden.
While the earth sleeps we turn our work from planting, tending and harvesting to maintaining the other elements of our beautiful garden. The 6th graders have been working on new pathways, composting and putting the last touches on putting our beds to rest for the winter. In 7th grade we are working on care of our tools. Last week we began sanding, oiling and cleaning our wooden hand tools.