Vermont School Garden

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

July Garden Work

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It’s almost August! Our hard working teen garden crew is only with us for another two weeks. The summer campers leave that week as well….just as our garden is beginning to yield its bounty. We harvested the garlic planted last fall (see Nov., 2012 entry) and it’s been hung to dry in a neighbor’s barn. Garlic likes a well ventilated dry place to cure. We finished the shade tent by stretching material over the frame. Weeding has been a demanding chore for these teens and their crew leader. We’re hoping to mulch with straw to keep the weeds down until school begins at the end of next month.

crew harvests garlic

crew harvests garlic

braiding garlic

braiding garlic

Garlic drying in a neighbor's barn
Garlic drying in a neighbor’s barn

Who else is in the garlic barn?

Who else is in the garlic barn?

tarp for shade house

tarp for shade house

crew under the shade house

crew under the shade house

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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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