Had the good fortune to host the end-of-the-year party to celebrate all of Ms. LeCate’s 4th grade students who participated in the planting, maintenance, and harvesting of a school garden. The kids created their own garden cookbooks and pulled what was left of the spring vegetables to take home. The plot wasn’t all that big, and the ‘harvest’ was nothing if not modest, but the smiles on their faces were as big as I’ve seen. It didn’t hurt to make 5 gallons of ice cream and let the kids achieve vertical take-off on sugar. Poor Ms. LeCate had to cope with 28 jacked-up students for the rest of the afternoon. Destructo.