Vermont School Garden

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

Dietetic Grad. Students Visit the garden

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Reach for the sky

Reach for the sky

Keene State University Dietetic students graduate from a rigorous undergrad program heavy in the sciences. They then take a year of coursework and field study that further prepares them to become dieticians. This year the students and their professor, Karen Balnis, came to visit our garden on a beautiful fall morning. They had the opportunity to interview parent, Stacie Illingworth, our school chef, Kim Kinney and our principal, Steve Tullar, visionary of our all school garden, as well as Elaine Gordon, whose grant writing skills have enabled our school to move forward on a variety of health initiatives. We hope that one of these KSU students will consider a placement at our school.

Reach for the sky

 

Lettuce harvest for Caesar Salad

Lettuce harvest for Caesar Salad

Dietetics students visit garden with Karen Balnis

Dietetics students visit garden with Karen Balnis

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Elaine later helped me to transport garden produce to the Fifth Grade for a salsa experiment. Check out our next blog to see the experiment in action!

Garden produce down to the fifth grade

Garden produce down to the fifth grade

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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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