As the fall garden season is in full-swing and winter is shortly approaching, many classes are getting ready for one of their favorite events of the year: cider pressing! This year, classes will be making their own apple cider on November 10th, 12th, 13th. Students will help wash and cut apples, use the grinder to make apple mash, and then press the apples to make and drink their very own fresh apple cider.
An additional piece of exciting news is that for the second year in a row, we will be building a hoop house over one of the garden beds to allow us to extend the growing season. Many classes came out to the garden early in the fall to plant cold-hearty crops such as kale, spinach, beets, carrots, and radishes that are able to be over-wintered. This hoop house will allow these plants to continue to grow and mature through early winter, and will allow us to get a head start on growing crops in the spring!