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Students from Island Coop Preschool begin their spring visits during the last week of April, and make several visits through the season, into June.
Their first lesson begins with a scavenger hunt at Suyematsu and Bentryn Family Farm. They stop to observe pea plants and talk with a farm intern, asking questions and drawing their observations in journals.
The group enjoys observing and talking about the details of the plants: the leaves, tendrils (and their purpose), size, and color. As the group walks to Morales Farm, they learn more about the history of area farms and the work the farmers do. Once there, the preschoolers discuss the purpose of a greenhouse and prepare to plant pea seeds, by measuring the distance between rows and marking where the seeds will go.