Camp 2012

August 3, 2012

On your mark, get set….SPIT!!!

For this morning’s Olympic competition, only the few and the proud were able to stand up to the grueling test of Watermelon Seed Spitting. The teams from USA, China, Greece, and Great Britain were all in attendance. The competition was fierce, but it was the US who ended up pulling ahead and winning the gold!

On Fridays in the garden, we also celebrate Herb Day! The kids get the chance to plant their own herb gardens, lend a helping hand in making BooBoo Salve (soothing ointment for cuts, scraps, burns, etc.), and design and mix herbal lemonades.

BOOBOO Salve-mixture of olive oil, beeswax, and various herbs

Up in the kitchen, we finished off the morning making Sticky Toffee Pudding and Cucumber Tea Sandwiches…YUM!!!

Camp 2012

August 2, 2012

Today we prepared food for the St Louis University Campus Kitchen.  The food we made will be distributed to residents in Grand View Tower and Council Tower (two apartment buildings very close to campus).  The people who receive this food are, in one way or another, unable to get access to food on a regular basis.  This could be due to a disability, financial difficulties, or they could be elderly.  Here are some awesome pictures from this morning!!


Delicious Eggie Crumpits!!



Before cooking, the kids took to the garden! They really enjoyed the cucumber beetle challenge!! They all earned points for the “olympic teams” by catching the most number of cucumber beetles.  Afterwards, they cooled off with a sponge race/water fight!









Camp 2012

August 1, 2012

Every Wednesday the garden becomes a place where Culinary Campers explore what it means to have a disability. Disability Awareness Day presents the kids with unique physical challenges designed to build awareness and empathy for individuals with a variety of disabilities. Willie, a member of paraquad, comes to visit the kids. He discusses disabilities with and gives campers the opportunity to navigate the uneven rocky surfaces in the garden. Other stations include weeding the garden with visual impairment goggles, harvesting vegetables with a leg brace, and learning to use adaptive cutting tools.