The vocab word of the day was Food Miles. Farmer Mike and I thought that this term cleverly meshed concepts from my bicycle trip and food systems issues into a great lesson for his 5th graders in Goleta. We had a fantastic time looking at maps, talking about the distance food travels from farm to fork and planting carrots. The classes also were lucky enough to spot a praying mantis and watch a Monarch butterfly emerge from its cocoon. What a marvelous day in the garden!