Vermont School Garden

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

Meet Cory Walker, Westminster Farmer

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Meet Cory WalkerCory Walker is a young farmer in Westminster. In the short time that he’s been farming here, he’s met with his share of misfortune. Hurricane Irene flooded his fields and he and his family suffered tremendous losses. Cory fits right in with the tenacious farmers in Westminster. One of his fields can be seen right off Route 5 as you’re leaving town. Its unmistakable blend of beautiful flowers and crops is enough to make you veer off the road as you pass by.

Cory and his wife have a little girl, Estella. She’s only two years old, but maybe one day she’ll join the students at Westminster Community Schools. When I asked Cory if he had time to help til our garden for the winter, he simply said, “When do you want me to come by?” This spirit of community service, passed down from generation to generation, is what makes our school garden flourish. What a wonderful real world learning experience for our children. Thank you Cory. You can find Cory’s produce, holiday offerings and flowers at Hope Roots Farm Stand on Sundays from 12 to 3:00 until the end of 2013. Friend him on facebook: Guerrilla Grown Produce.

Younger classes watch tillingCory tilling NovembeOlder classes watch tillingWatching Cory til in November…..

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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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