An invitation to study and research Joy Write….
What transpired was honest conversation. Ten teachers filled with hopes, dreams…concerns.
Left with an assignment:
and a push:
Me: Girls, do you want to sit at the table and sketch these flowers with me?
Wren: I know mom, let’s do it all together!
Receiving this flower CSA has opened my eyes to a new world, flower farming…something I’ve never given any thought to before. But the farm that provides this CSA has an Instagram account that I’ve been following. All of a sudden, I’m seeing pictures of beautiful flowers and images related to growing these flowers. After receiving my first bouquet of the season, I was curious. What were these flowers called? Where had they come from? I was called to research. I went deeper into the Instagram account and the farm’s website. White double nigella, feverfew, sweet peas. Seeds vs. plugs. Damping and channel trays. A slew of new vocabulary words, tools, and procedures.
As I observe my bouquet, now sitting in the center of the dining room table, these flowers are no longer strangers. I now know their names and how they came to be.