Sightseeing in Northern Michigan: Seasons of Apple Trees

If you look around Northern Michigan, there’s no shortage of apple trees. Along with all the wonderful orchards we have here, apple trees also dot peoples yards, the sides of roads and in fields.

So what to do with all this fruit?

“Today we are doing the ‘seasons of apple trees’ so the kids are learning about seasons. They’ve been observing trees in the back yard and seeing how they are changing. They are learning about the world around them, so we’re learning about how apples are in season right now.”

Lianna Bowman of the Food Corp, partnered with the Michigan Land Use Institute, comes to Interlochen Elementary every two weeks to teach 1st and 2nd graders about healthy food in a program called “Farm to School.”

“Were learning where apples come from and were giving kids a healthy relationship with fruits and vegetables by doing hands on lessons. So kids are chopping up the apples and we got them cooking now. They actually get to make the apple sauce so they can see where it comes from.”

And Lianna makes learning fun for these kids:

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