A great week 2 at Ujima

Our first field trip was this Tuesday to Prospect Park, and our students were so excited! Many had never been to Prospect Park before—they had no idea what was in store for them.  Ms. Leda, a forager, taught them about 10 edible plants that can be found right here in Brooklyn.  Godfrie, one of our students, eagerly snapped pictures of the plants with his camera phone.  And then today we had a huge feast! We made dishes from three different countries: Raw Zucchini Salad from Italy, Potato Latkes from the Middle East, and Vietnamese Summer Rolls, packed with carrots, cucumbers, and lettuce that we grew at our very own garden.  (It was our second harvest for the year.)  The students loved making the summer rolls and experimenting with different foods from around the world.  Many wrote down recipes to bring home to their parents and took leftovers for them to try too.

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