Photos: “Yummy” goodness all around at Maple School

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  • Maple School first graders, from left, Tristen Hodges, Lyla Grant Cavanaugh and Maggie Garceau, play the parts, respectively, of corn, beans and squash as they learn about the “three sisters” method of growing the plants together. STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING

  • Maple School teacher Martha Morgan checks in on first graders Una Boyd, left, and Hailey Kortes as they enjoy the corn, bean and tomato salsa they each made during a Grow Food Northampton cooking workshop funded by River Valley Co-op at the Easthampton elementary on Thursday. STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING

  • Grow Food Northampton educator Ellena Baum leads Maple School first graders in a yoga stretch during a cooking workshop funded by River Valley Co-op at the Easthampton elementary on Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020. —STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING

  • Maple School first grader Hailey Kortes cuts a scallion for her corn, bean and tomato salsa during a Grow Food Northampton cooking workshop funded by River Valley Co-op at the Easthampton elementary on Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020. —STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING

  • Maple School first grader Lyla Grant Cavanaugh cuts green peppers for her corn, bean and tomato salsa at a Grow Food Northampton cooking workshop. STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING

  • Maple School first grade teacher Martha Morgan, upper left, and student teacher Smith College senior Sophia David, right, help students in passing through a hula hoop while holding hands during a Grow Food Northampton cooking workshop. From left are students Caleb Wyse, Tristen Hodges, Maggie Garceau, Ruthie Falcetti, Sierra Mooers and David Stasinos. STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING

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Published: 3/1/2020 11:58:13 PM

EASTHAMPTON – Students in Martha Morgan’s class at Maple School were the latest area first graders to get a visit from Grow Food Northampton and make their own bowls of corn, bean and tomato salsa thanks to a program funded by River Valley Co-op. First, lead educator Ellena Baum enlisted the help of three students to stage a visible representation of the “three sisters” of corn, beans and squash as she talked about how these three plants benefit by being sown and grown together. When it came time to make their creations each child started with portions of corn, beans and sliced tomatoes and then personalized their dishes by chopping and adding other ingredients like peppers and scallions, with a dash or two of salt or fresh-squeezed lemon. If one chef didn’t like the way another was making their salsa, they were to keep that opinion to themselves, remembering the mantra from the start of the class: “We don’t “yuck” anyone’s “yum.””

Kevin Gutting can be reached at kgutting@gazettenet.com.

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