A group of students in Santa Barbara is literally about to taste the fruit, and the vegetables of its labor. The experience starts with them working in their school garden, and then going to a nearby farm-to-table restaurant to sample what they’ve grown. It’s a unique effort to help kids learn about gardening, farming, and where we get our food.

It was a big weekend for surfers on the Central and South Coasts, with what’s known as “king tides” hitting the region’s beaches. Some Cal State Channel Islands researchers are trying to use the combination of surfers, and the monster tides to help us learn more about what’s happening short term, and long term along our coastline.