A Girl Scout Leader I know asked me if I would be interested in helping her troop of senior Girl Scouts earn their Locavore Badge. Of course I said yes! I love the mission of the Girl Scouts, and I am all in for talking about Local Food and everything associated with it.
Of course I know nothing about Girl Scout badge requirements, so I started with this handy document.
Here’s what we did:
First we did a tour of the gardens which are at my house. We just generally talked about gardening and I showed them all of the different things that I’ve done. Then, we loaded up in cars and drove the 5 minutes to the pasture where my chickens and bees are. We talked about the challenges of pursuing these endeavors in our world of HOAs and unfriendly city ordinances.
Next, we came back to the house and the girls prepared a recipe for an egg frittata that featured eggs laid by my hens and harvested bell peppers from my garden as well as raw milk from a local dairy along with cheese from the same dairy. They did a great job and it actually turned out really well.
While the frittata was in the oven, we talked about local food, the challenges and the how and why.
It was a great day and I was so happy to have been able to do it.
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