a journal of our edible education


Having just read  this  book and this book about Dr. George Washington Carver, our fourth graders are gaining a bit more insight into his life and work by planting peanuts.  Dr. Carver was a gifted and generous scientist who had an immense impact on the history of southern agriculture and industry.  By studying this great man’s life our students not only see the value of scientific research but also see its connection to moral obligation.  The seeds that this year’s fourth graders plant are actually a gift that next year’s fourth grade will harvest and enjoy in the fall.

Valencia Peanuts

The variety we are growing is known as “Valencia”.

Our Farming Fourth Graders

Fun facts:

Valencia peanuts have naturally red thin skins.

Peanuts are not technically nuts.  They are legumes.


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