Alanna Matteson ’15
Last week, we hosted two groups of Serendipity day campers in the student garden. The kids participated in a garden scavenger hunt, learned the difference between Lemon and Marketmore cucumbers, looked for signs that the deer had been in the pumpkin patch, and planted beans and basil. Ages ranged from 5 to 11. Although the middle school students complained about being hot and thirsty and some were squeamish about getting dirty, the younger kids seemed to be in their element. I asked them what animals they might find in a garden and they all started shouting at once. Birds! Snakes! Butterflies! Bunnies! I know, I know! Worms! They asked lots of questions, tugged on my braid, took turns watering the seeds we had planted, and were determined to push the wheel barrow. They all wanted to come back the next day.