Vermont School Garden

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

JULY SALADS: CUCUMBER, RADISH, TOMATO

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radish chard harvest

radish chard harvest

OK I'll finish my work if I can cook

OK I’ll finish my work if I can cook

adding vinegar

adding vinegar

passing out taste cups

passing out taste cups

In early July the radishes and cucumbers were ready to harvest. A few Sungold cherry tomatoes were also ripening. It was a good time to make a little fresh garden salad for the summer campers and for our new garden crew. Everyone got in on the action, from my little grand daughters to the oldest crew members. Picky eaters are more likely to try a new veggie when they’ve helped prepare it. Also, ANYTHING tastes yummy with the right combination of sourness, saltiness and olive oil! Experiment with those ingredients and with your own picky eater.

first tomatoes

first tomatoes

experienced slicer

experienced slicer

cuke munching

cuke munching

 

 

Notice how some of the older campers have become very comfortable using sharp knives properly.

Rose helps

Rose helps

slicing radishes

slicing radishes

seconds. please

seconds. please

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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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