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Simple and Easy Recipes for finicky kids
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I'm teaching a rather finicky group of middle-school aged students some basic culinary skills and recipes in an after school program. I am trying to find some recipes that expand their horizons…Continue

Tags: recipes, cooking, kids

Started this discussion. Last reply by Emily Landseidel Jan 9, 2013.

Vining tomatoes horizontally, thoughts and experiences?
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I am working with students in a greenhouse that has shelving units each shelf is about 3' high. I'm concerned that this will not be enough room for cherry tomato plants to grow fully. Has anyone…Continue

Tags: vining, horizontal, tomatoes, greenhouse

Started this discussion. Last reply by Emily Landseidel Dec 5, 2012.

 

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Emily Landseidel replied to HOMEGROWN.org's discussion 'Bamboo 101'
"Jennifer, I hope to have some of the same students who originally constructed the Teepee devise a better trellis system. I think I will give them twine, wire, and some thinner bamboo pieces and leave them to their own devices. One of the major…"
Sep 2, 2013
Emily Landseidel replied to HOMEGROWN.org's discussion 'Bamboo 101'
"Wonderful 101 : For me, bamboo has been a miracle material - free and most people don't mind sharing their supply.  I work with students at two middle schools and used bamboo to finish an existing chain link fence. The students were…"
Aug 23, 2013
Emily Landseidel replied to HOMEGROWN.org's discussion 'Companion Planting 101'
"The Hatfields and McCoys. Oh boy, this lesson is planning itself!  In Southern West Virginia, I taught companion planting to middle school students this year but they didn't seem to get it. They understood the friends next to friends deal…"
Jun 7, 2013
Emily Landseidel replied to Emily Landseidel's discussion 'Simple and Easy Recipes for finicky kids'
"Thanks all! I'm trying to get a stove/oven put BACK into the middle school - but we'll see. Until then I'll be limited to recipes that require no heat cooking! :("
Jan 9, 2013
HOMEGROWN.org replied to Emily Landseidel's discussion 'Simple and Easy Recipes for finicky kids'
"And another: • Food Love Project The edible schoolyard has a lot of great resources for middleschoolers: http://edibleschoolyard.org/resources-tools?search=recipes&x=0&y=0"
Jan 8, 2013
HOMEGROWN.org replied to Emily Landseidel's discussion 'Simple and Easy Recipes for finicky kids'
"And a few responses from HOMEGROWN's Facebook page: Rhasaan Fernandez Baked bauregard yams with butter Mary Woody simple foods that they can make things (shapes, etc) with Diane Bartlett Roasted vegetables - it's the only way…"
Jan 7, 2013
Carrie Seal-Stahl replied to Emily Landseidel's discussion 'Simple and Easy Recipes for finicky kids'
"How about stir fry? I just use a frying pan to make mine (no wok). Chop up some veggies, stir fry in a little oil, soy and spices to taste, boil up some rice to put it on and viola!"
Jan 4, 2013
Emily Landseidel posted a discussion

Simple and Easy Recipes for finicky kids

I'm teaching a rather finicky group of middle-school aged students some basic culinary skills and recipes in an after school program. I am trying to find some recipes that expand their horizons without going overboard. I'm trying to find some that require simple ingredients and tools that can be found in the household of an average American (i.e. no red wine vinegar,  or  food processors). I am hoping to push things as we go but don't want to scare them off or intimidate them immediately. An…See More
Jan 4, 2013
Emily Landseidel replied to Emily Landseidel's discussion 'Vining tomatoes horizontally, thoughts and experiences?'
"Stephen, thanks for your advice too! I'm getting pretty excited and a bit less anxious about these shelves in the greenhouse! Take care, Emily"
Dec 5, 2012
Stephen Bartels replied to Emily Landseidel's discussion 'Vining tomatoes horizontally, thoughts and experiences?'
"We had 'wild' tomatoes outside that grew sideways when they grew wild in a planter area of about 3 ft wide.(we missed one tomato that fell off). They ran along the ground just fine and even grew under  a few boards  with no ill…"
Dec 4, 2012
Emily Landseidel replied to Emily Landseidel's discussion 'Vining tomatoes horizontally, thoughts and experiences?'
"Blair, Thanks! I am a bit concerned about that too. Although, this time of year the sun is pretty low in the sky and it seems like they are getting a decent amount of sun regardless of the shelves above them. Should be interesting to see what it all…"
Dec 4, 2012
Blair Eckman replied to Emily Landseidel's discussion 'Vining tomatoes horizontally, thoughts and experiences?'
"I can't imagine why it wouldn't work.  Tomatoes, especially cherry tomatoes are resilient plants.   My only worry is that the plants above would shade out the plants below.  "
Dec 4, 2012
Emily Landseidel posted a discussion

Vining tomatoes horizontally, thoughts and experiences?

I am working with students in a greenhouse that has shelving units each shelf is about 3' high. I'm concerned that this will not be enough room for cherry tomato plants to grow fully. Has anyone experimented with vining tomato plants horizontally, once they've grown vertically for a bit? I was thinking I could tie the plants as they grow to the bottom of the shelf above them. Thoughts?The photo is the shelving unit  that I referenced; there are six of them in the greenhouse. Alternatively, I…See More
Dec 4, 2012
Jennifer left a comment for Emily Landseidel
"Hi, Emily. Jennifer here, Cornelia's helper. Ditto what Cornelia said! And I'm sure you've found it, but I love this tool: http://www.npr.org/stations/ (click on "NPR Road Trip")."
Oct 24, 2012
Cornelia left a comment for Emily Landseidel
"Hi Emily - welcome to HOMEGROWN! What you're doing with kids is SO important! I'm happy to hear that you're documenting your experience and hope you'll consider sharing an occasional post here in The Stew so we can follow…"
Oct 23, 2012
Emily Landseidel is now a member of HOMEGROWN
Oct 23, 2012

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School Gardener
A bit about me:
I am an AmeriCorps member serving two middle schools in Greenbrier County, WV. During the 2012-2013 school year I will be teaching students how to grow and in turn harvest their crops to be sold back to our cafeterias, in doing so, they will build a business for our greenhouse and and outdoor production gardens.
Latest greatest meal cooked at home:
Pumpkin soup with turkey sausage and leeks with fresh bread from the bakery
Currently reading:
Lunch Lessons: Changing the Way We Feed our Children by Ann Cooper and Lisa Holmes
Currently listening to:
country on the radio or trying to find NPR channels in the mountains of West Virginia
My latest DIY project:
helping WV Farm and Food Coalition with their Farm to School toolkit by writing blog posts - just need to edit, edit, edit now...
How did you find HOMEGROWN.org?
Through the Farm Aid website, while looking for resources for growing with students
Web site I recommend:
http://www.csgn.org/

Comment Wall (2 comments)

At 9:40am on October 23, 2012, Cornelia said…

Hi Emily - welcome to HOMEGROWN! What you're doing with kids is SO important! I'm happy to hear that you're documenting your experience and hope you'll consider sharing an occasional post here in The Stew so we can follow along as well. Looking forward to hearing more! Thanks for joining us!

At 11:58am on October 24, 2012, Jennifer said…

Hi, Emily. Jennifer here, Cornelia's helper. Ditto what Cornelia said! And I'm sure you've found it, but I love this tool: http://www.npr.org/stations/ (click on "NPR Road Trip").

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