Day 1- Kenny’s Country Cheese, and Mammoth Cave

The first day began with a tour of Fern Creek High School. The students witnessed the MJROTC drill teams perform, the school garden, and the communications department. Then it was off to Glasgow, Kentucky to see Kenny’s Country Cheese. At Kenny’s Country Cheese, the students gained a deeper understanding of the cheese making process. After the tour, the group was off to one of the 7 wonders of the world- Mammoth Cave. On the trip to the cave,  students chowed down on delicious sandwiches from Mayán Café. Students were awestruck at the natural beauty of the cave. Later that night,students gathered at SmokeTown USA barbecue for a delicious meal. All were exhausted, but anticipated another great day to follow.

Questions for the students on the trip:

What was your greatest realization of the day?

What connections did you make to food/ the food economy in Kentucky?

What were your new experiences throughout the day? Explain their significance.

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On April 24, the second half of “In the Garden of the Home God” commenced. After a long day of travel, the Navajo students reunited with the Kentucky students. They all enjoyed catching up over a delicious meal at Emma Lou’s Café. Although it was a short meeting, the next days were sure to be filled with excitement and adventure.

Questions for Students on the Trip:

What was your first thought after seeing the other group of students?

What were your goals for the return trip?