a journal of our edible education

A “Mess O’ Greens”

Collard Greens are one of the more impressive plants in the vegetable garden.  Sturdy upright stems and thick stately leaves make this blue green member of the brassica family a real stand-out.  A staple of any respectable southern table, collard greens have a long and rich history dating back to ancient Rome.  Sixth graders harvested and cooked down a generous mess o’ greens, added onion and apple cider vinegar for a little kick, and enjoyed every bite (there were no leftovers).


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