Last spring, current kindergarten students visited Roots Farm where they planted pumpkin seeds. The little Eagles returned to McDonogh’s largest LifeReady classroom during the week of October 4 and were greeted by Farmer Hood and Head of School Dave Farace '87. Together, they hiked to the pumpkin patch where they discovered that the little seeds had grown into big, orange pumpkins. After selecting a sugar pumpkin to take home and one that they will use to bake muffins in the culinary kitchen, the kindergartners enjoyed another fall favorite, the McDonogh corn maze.
This wonderful tradition is an important first step in the valuable farm to fork lessons McDonogh students learn at Roots. Not only do they follow the life cycles of plants, but they gain an understanding of where their food comes from and how it makes its way to their plates.