It started when the Mighty Assistant had an idea and I said "why not." Neither of us knew what a little suggestion box would cause to happen. Mutiny in the ranks.
I see the Human Suggestion Box, who tags along with one of my students, several times a week. As the weather turned colder and we spent more time inside the suggestions began to flow and flow and flow. The students also got caught up in the frenzy.
Long before I knew this man, I had converted the majority of my students into fans of lavender brownies (we have also put lavender into fudge, ice cream, syrup for soda, and a rice pilaf). The Human suggestion Box wanted nothing to do with lavender inside of his food and made many a suggestion to stop the practice, but they were all promptly trashed. So he decided to make a petition to ban the use of lavender brownies. What a foolish friend I have. I have most of the students on my side; plus enough staff that we never fail in selling and eating the brownies. So I laughed and made the brownies again. I don't tend to make them that frequently, however, one must exert one's power.
The suggestion box was a great idea and many have used it for viable and foolish suggestions. Every now and then we sit down and have a few laughs. With a New Year's resolution to follow through on at least ten suggestions, I had a young man, who happens to think gray hair means a teacher is very old, type up the list of the more viable ones, a few of which have been done in years past and some have floated though my brain ...
Watercress (in the buckets once the rice project is over???)
Peas (tried once, deer devoured, but...)
Nut trees (actually it was asked if we could grow a mixed nut tree)
Cobra yellow pitcher plants
Cotton (The Mighty Assistant wants this, I offered a one way bus ticket south)
Memorial to Dr. Ed
Student assigned their own
garden bed or plant
Chia pets (make our own and sell them)
Roof garden (could be some liability issues but the roof over my classroom is flat)
Beautify Garden area around front sign of Pathway
Humming bird feeders
Valentine Day flowers
Old shoes as planters
In the kitchen....
Chocolate covered pretzels
Hot chocolate with LAVENDER
Pepper (hot) bread
Parmesan rosemary bread
Strudel (I was trained by my grandmother)
Citizens bank Park (where the Philadelphia Phillies play)