Vermont School Garden

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


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shaws brand

Westminster Organics

Westminster Organics

Orvilles brand

Where does your popcorn come from and does that make a difference? The fourth grade scientists were at it again last week. They conducted a blind taste test of three varieties of popcorn. Westminster Organics was matched against the great Orville Redenbacher and Shaw Supermarket’s finest. Without knowing which was which, students had to use at least three descriptive adjectives in their written  observations. Then they tried each for taste and texture……warm overtones of earthiness, anyone? After testing all three, each student voted on his/her own favorite popcorn. The results of each class are listed below. In one class Shaw’s was the top choice; in the other fourth grade, Harlow’s Organic popcorn won by a whisker! This is a fun experiment to try with your family.

tasting popcorn

Class results #2

student response popcorn taste testClass blind test vote results


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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