We started with an ice breaker called "Common Grounds," and the objective was to find similarities or common interests with others in the group. Everyone would stand in a circle, with one person in the middle. The person in the middle of the circle would say something about his or herself, or pick a suggestion card in the basket. For example, if the person standing in the middle loves to farm, then they could say "I have common grounds with those who love farming," and anyone who loves farming would have to switch spots with anyone else who loves farming as well. The person who gets left in the middle of the circle would then be the next person to say something.
Next, we did some farm work. This week, we planted broccoli, green beans, dragon's tongue bean, kale, and chard!
Once we finished planting the various crops, it was time for a public speaking workshop. We discussed the difference between good and public speaking (what to do and what not to do), and everyone took turns practicing public speaking as well.
After the workshop, we made potato latkes with apple salsa!