Our basil suffered from the drought this summer. It didn’t produce the usual ‘hedge’ of green that was harvested by students and staff members alike during past growing seasons. Fourth graders harvesting this year’s basil planted it from seed with their teacher, Dena Weiss-Tisman, in the spring of their third grade year. We added parsley to make our pesto this fall and we made it with roasted/salted sunflower seeds fresh garlic and olive oil……no dairy! The kids loved tasting it. We made enough to freeze for the winter.