Vermont School Garden

A visit to a Vermont public school garden through the seasons.

Oh Yes, Kale Chip Recipe and More News

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Below  is the recipe for kale chips:

Kale Chips Recipe (click here)

We were given a great donation of cloth to make a tent for visitors to the garden who might want to get out of the sun. Thanks to the Sherrods, and Mark Steinhardt for their support of our school garden. Here are Saige and Hunter Sherrod  in the garden today.

twin garden alums, Saige and Hunter Sherrod

Today we said “Good-Bye” to the Youth Services Crew. We cleared a spot for fall seedlings and the crew left us with a practically weed-free garden as well as some great words of advice:  Many vegetable generate ethylene gas as they ripen. If you put unripe tomatoes near riper ones, the gases given off by the tomatoes will help ripen your unripe ones! Here are some (but not all) of the veggies that generate ethylene gas: Apples, avocados, bananas, blue berries, citrus, cranberries, grapes, green onions, melons,mushrooms, peaches, pears, peppers, plums and …….tomatoes. Thanks again, Youth Services!

replanting lettuce, and cole crops for the fall

fare well to the Youth services Crew


Author: vermontschoolgarden

I have been an elementary teacher at the Westminster Center School for 30 years. For most of those years, I maintained a garden as part of my teaching curriculum resource. Now I am the Garden Coordinator for all of the Westminster Center School classrooms.

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