Sunday, May 3, 2015

Digging into History

On Saturday we spent the morning at Jefferson Barracks for this month's St. Louis Children's Garden Club meeting.  We met at the Old Ordnance Museum where the exhibit Courageous and Faithful: The Cavalry is on display.  Through several hands-on, interactive displays, the kids learned about the men who served and the contributions they made including the Buffalo Soldiers. Outside the building the kids had the opportunity to plant a subsistence garden similar to those the soldiers would have planted. Afterwards, the folks from Wiethop Greenhouses sent us home with several varieties of tomato plants and marigolds to begin our own garden at home.  I can't wait to make salsa and tomato basil pie and more! Send me your favorite tomato recipe.

Noah and Natalie plant corn
Garden Club founder, Doug Wolter, has the kids smelling and tasting fresh dill

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