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  • Recipe of the Month!

    Raw Kale Avocado Salad


    1 Bunch of kale (about 8-10 stems)
    ½ tsp. Sea salt
    1 Tbsp. Olive oil
    ½ ripe avocado, cut into small pieces
    Juice of ½ lemon
    3 chopped green onions, chopped
    2-3 Tbsp. raisins or dried cranberries


    1. Rinse kale leaves and separate them from the stem.
    2. Cut the leaves into small pieces
    3. Add the sea salt and olive oil. Massage the salt and oil into the leaves gently softening the leaves
    4. Add the avocado and gently mix with hands.
    5. Add the lemon juice, green onions and raisins
    6. Mix together and enjoy


Welcome to Jefferson County School Garden & Compost Program

Interested in knowing what our passionate, young gardeners are up to in the garden?

Check out the exciting hands-on education sprouting in Jefferson County, Washington! More than 500 students, from Grant Street and Quilcene schools are now gardening and composting at school. Kids and staff are bringing this knowledge home, and many are motivated to start gardening and composting with their families. Quilcene Superintendent, David Anderson, planted his own vegetable garden and orchard after being inspired by what was happening at school.

The grant ends in December 2010 and we need community support to keep the program growing! Please go to http://www.jcfarm2school.org to find out how you can offer financial support.

We love volunteer help too!

We’d love to put your expertise, whatever it may be, to work in our garden & compost programs. No experience? No problem!

Working in the garden

Volunteers come from many different backgrounds. Our young gardeners are full of life and though you may simply be prepared to share your time and knowledge with them, you will find that they give much in return. Find more information on our Volunteer and Contact page.

Read on to find out more about what’s blossoming at Quilcene and Port Townsend schools. And keep checking back—we update our Newsletter seasonally, including recipes, garden tips, and what the kids are harvesting from their very own gardens!