"In the Know" Weekly Newsletter - The International School

Thank you, Zenger Farm Volunteers!

At the last Community Service Day event, on May 27th, TIS went to Zenger Farms in Southeast Portland. There were more than 30 attendees- children and parents combined. This was the biggest Service Day turnout of the year! Everyone got to pick and munch on a variety of fruits, herbs, and vegetables. There were hidden strawberries, and small carrots to be pulled. Some kids even uprooted mint stalks so they could bring home and regrow. Zenger’s educators assisted kids with petting some of the chickens, and even a little bee cocoon under a tunnel of kiwi vines. Our service project was removing thorny thistles down by the wetlands. Thistles are an invasive plant that need to be removed from their root. With gloves and shovels in hand, the children got to work.  Thistles of all sizes were collected. Nice work TIS!