Vermont School Garden

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

September Taste Test

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taste test September

taste test September

Every month our entire school will get to taste the featured vegetable of the month and rate it. The person in charge of making incredible bulletin boards in our dining hall as well as organizing student vote takers, is Stacie Illingworth. Student vote on whether they like the fruit or veggie they’re trying, whether they would try it again, or whether they’re not yet ready to like what they tried. Stacie is also responsible for creating interesting facts and riddles about the featured fruit or veggie. These are posted on the napkin holders at each table for kids and their teachers to read while eating lunch.Votes are taken and tallied by students.

getting ready for taste test

getting ready for taste test



taste test survey



This month’s taste test was golden delicious apple slices. Russell Allen, Westminster Orchardist has been donating bushels of apples to our school for years. Stacie posted his picture on our cafeteria bulletin board.


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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