Kindergartners Kick off Their “Food to Tummy” Project With an Overnight Trip to Area Farms

Who wouldn't want to visit Food Love Farm?

This past week, the Mt. Rose Kindergarten Crew kicked off their semester-long project with an overnight trip to the Grass Valley/Nevada City area. It was a farmtastic time for the Mt. Rose Crew to celebrate the start of all their kindergarten adventures and learn a whole lot about food and farms.

After a morning meeting on campus and packing up the SUVs, everyone headed to Food Love Farm, where they ran through various stations that represented the key elements of farm life. They learned all about where their food comes from, how to tend to crops, and even got to try their hands at planting and harvesting.

Afterward, they headed to Pioneer Park in Nevada City for lunch, playtime, and journaling. They had a blast running around, playing on the playground, and writing about their farm adventures.

To wrap up the day, they made their way to Orchard Springs Campground, where camp was set up for the night. While at camp, students (and their parents!) prepared and shared meals together and cozied up in their tents for the night. It was a night to remember full of laughter and stories.

After breakfast, lunch making, and breaking down camp, everyone headed to Bluebird Farm, where both parents and kids ran through stations together. It was a perfect way to end a perfect trip.

What an experience to kick off the year! Thank you, parents, for your participation in this first overnight experience for our kindergartners!