A team of folks from Lumpkin County Farm Bureau has shown an interest in our students here at Woody Gap School! Two programs have been brought to the K-5 students so far, with two more scheduled for the end of the school year. The first lesson dealt with plants/crops grown in GA, and planting seeds. Students got to experience planting seeds in a glove with cotton balls and water. After our guests left, students taped their "gardens" to the windows and waited for the plants to grow!
Next, Lumpkin County Farm Bureau brought an old-fashioned apple press and lots of apples! Students had a blast turning the wheel and crushing the apples! Then, the crushed apples were pressed, and students watched as the juice streamed out of the press. Everyone got to sample the delicious juice, and even students who claimed to not like apple juice drank a cup or two (or three)! Every child was offered apple slices with homemade dips, too! Many students were already saying they couldn't wait for the guests with their apple press to come back next year!
We are very thankful to Lumpkin County Farm Bureau for all they have taught our students, and for their willingness to continue bringing agricultural lessons.