Vermont School Garden

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

Grampa, Is It Harvest Time Yet?

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corn silk beards

corn silk beards

Fifth grade classes harvested their decorative/Indian corn last week. They wondered about why they couldn’t just cook it and eat it like sweet corn. Some of them will try to do just that and they’ll report back to us about how their experiment turned out. The colors of the corn were gorgeous as you can see. The day was spectacular! Are those ‘horse tail’ clouds in the sky? Teams of students husked the corn without completely removing the husks. They tied the corn in bundles of three and took them back to hang in their classrooms. This corn will need a few weeks to dry before we can try grinding it to make cornmeal as the Native Americans did. (CLICK TO ENLARGE ANY IMAGE)

Indian corn colors

decorative corn harvesthusking native am cornteamwork tyingtying corn for drying  bringing in the corn to dry

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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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