New & Safer Farm-School Path for Wilkes Elementary

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 Photos above and below show Wilkes students and teachers using their new walking path to the farm, Spring 2013.

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In Fall 2012, work was done to formalize a new walking path for students and teachers to take from Wilkes Elementary to Suyematsu & Bentryn Family Farms.   This new path from Vista Road offers safer and more direct access to and from the farm.  Many thanks to Brian Stahl from the Kitsap Conservation District, Bart Berg from Friends of the Farms, and the Washington Conservation Corp for their dedicated time and resources constructing this walking path for our farm-school programs.

New Washing Stations for Spring Season!

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New washing stations were installed at Morales and Suyematsu & Bentryn Family Farms just in time for our spring farm-school programs.  A generous grant from the Bainbridge Island Parks Foundation funded these welcome additions to support our edible education programs at these partner farms.  Mike Paulson of Coyote Construction designed and built the student-friendly stations with the help of former farm and EduCulture intern, Hamilton Anderson.  We are so grateful to BI Parks Foundation for underwriting this project.  What a big step forward from the wash and rinse buckets we have been using for the past 3 years!