Vermont School Garden

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

What’s New in the September 2nd Garden?

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Our School Garden

Our School Garden just before this morning’s storm.

 

I went out to visit the garden this morning after a week of being away. Although weed growth has slowed down, the cucumbers are doing alarmingly well. We have corn ready for the kitchen on the day our chef, Kim Kinney, plans BBQ for the  lunch menu.We may need to harvest ahead of time and either blanch or refrigerate the corn. It looks very ready for harvesting.

cukes keep producing

cukes keep producing

 

pepper harvest

pepper harvest

Scarlett Runner beans planted by Ian Levy's class last spring

Scarlett Runner beans planted by Ian Levy’s class last spring

marigolds and morning glories

marigolds and morning glories

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Parent and school nutrition supporter, Stacie Illingworth and I harvested a bumper crop of raspberries, tomatoes and peppers for the salad bar. Sept. 2nd 2014Tomato blight has hit but we still have plenty of ‘untouched’ tomatoes to harvest.We have lots of pumpkins this year to be harvested by last year’s Kindergarten students.

 

effects of blight

effects of blight

still some good tomatoes

still some good tomatoes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New beans, planted mid-July will be ready to harvest for our pickling workshops later this month.

fall beans flowering

fall beans flowering

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I can’t wait to take groups of  students for a tour of their Outdoor Classroom!

entrance to garden

entrance to garden

morning glories and marigolds

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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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