September 2016 — Golden Harvest
Aug 26, 2016 11:00AM
By Kendra Kaiserman
On the cover: Beau Swanson
Photo by Amber Smith
Schoolyards are alive with energetic students once again, and the promise of fall teeters on the horizon.
Though some youngsters may have been ambivalent about the return to the classroom, that’s not the case for students in Penny Allen’s ag science class. These kindergartners through eighth-graders plant gardens, raise chickens, tend to reptiles and much, much more, learning about responsibility every step of the way.
At Basilwood Farm, a five-acre micro farm in the small foothill community of Prather, goats are milked not just for dairy products, but also for soap.
Then take a stroll into Cavelle Kids, where Jessica Elrod designs one-of-a-kind clothing for children. The line for each season is based on a specific fairy tale.
If you’re in Hanford, be sure to stop by Superior Dairy for not just a taste of top-notch ice cream, but also a taste of the town’s living history.
And finally, you’ll be inspired by Cities Without Orphans, which is bridging the gaps in the foster care system to help ensure that all children have safe, loving homes.
As the leaves begin to change, take some time to contemplate the South Valley’s pure beauty.
Happy autumn, and enjoy!