Author Archive | Monica McDaniel

January Thaw at NSJ

Today Mr. Alex’s 4th grade class opened their Rosemary and Thyme herb bags that they had left to dry over winter break. These were clippings from plants they are caring for under a grow light in their room. After recess, they carefully pulled off the dry leaves, measured out the herbs and created a special […]

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SOCC Holiday Carrots & Cookies!

Hawthorne LEAD had a great time prepping and baking over 300 cookies for St. Olaf’s annual cookie bake! We made 7 different varieties of cookies, 2 of them featuring Hawthorne produce: carrots & zucchini. Those carrots were harvested on November 24th! Our favorite cookie was the No Bake variety. Here’s our recipe: Bring to a […]

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All Star Cider at Annual SOCC Spaghetti Dinner

On Saturday, Hawthorne Youth Farm cooked for and hosted the annual St. Olaf Community Campus Spaghetti Dinner. We made deliciously veggie loaded pasta sauce from our well-stocked freezers, 2 types of salad, NSJ raspberry brownies and SOCC sweet potato pie. The produce list was extensive: tomatoes, peppers, onions, garlic, eggplant, summer squash, winter squash, broccoli, […]

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Channing James, definitely a Youth Worker and so much more!

I met Channing in 2012 when she was our Harvest Coordinator in Hawthorne. She introduced herself as “not really a youth worker,” but believe me, she is. Channing has an incredible way of listening to young people, making them feel heard and that they know they matter. She also is real and genuine with them, […]

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Manic Mondays!

Our LEAD “Meetings” have been a ton of fun this fall. This past Monday we made red and purple sauerkraut, cut up a bunch of hot peppers to throw in the now well-stocked freezer and made some yummy watermelon juice with our plethora of melons!

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