Vermont School Garden

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

Making Garden Vegetable Soup for Open House

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queen of the harvest

queen of the harvest

Ten first and second graders and one fifth grader gleaned in our garden to make a vegetable soup. They found a colorful assortment of early fall vegetables. We brought their finds indoors, washed up, and began cutting the veggies into bite sized pieces. We didn’t have any onions so I brought some onions, pre-diced, from home After sauteeing these in a few tablespoons of olive oil, we added the childrens’ cut up beans, beets, tomatoes, kale, peppers, potatoes, lettuce and celery. Did I miss anything? Organic chicken stock completed the dish. Just pour on enough to cover vegetables. Beets added a colorful rosy compliment to the greens. When the vegetables were tender the soup was done. I just added a few tablespoons of vinegar to add  flavor interest. The children were so excited to be contributing this soup to our open house potluck supper.

found beans

looking for veggies

looking for veggies

Katalina's pepepr

pepper gleaners

pepper gleaners

look at these beans

look at these beans

careful dicing

careful dicing

cutting celery: Watch what you're doing!

cutting celery: Watch what you’re doing

dicing beets

dicing beets

stirring the soup

stirring the soup

simmering soup

simmering soup

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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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