Vermont School Garden

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


Leave a comment

What’s New in the September 2nd Garden?

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

Advertisements


Leave a comment

Back to School BBQ

Signing mom up for pickling workshops

Signing mom and gram. up for pickling workshops (Notice the chipmunk cheeks!)

It’s time to head back to school! The Westminster Schools hold a traditional potluck BBQ and open house for families just before school begins. This year we had a great turnout. Lots of kids and parents participated in the “tastes of the garden” table. We offered pickles, fresh produce and two dips all made from our garden veggies. There was a sign-up sheet for parents interested in After School pickling workshops being held this September.

taste test Back to School BBQ

taste test Back to School BBQ

produce ready for school

produce ready for school

taste testing garden pickles

taste testing garden pickles

2nds on carrot and potato dip

2nds on carrot and potato dip

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Greek Garlic Potato Sauce (Click here for recipe)

ED SHORE’S KOSHER DILL PICKLES(click here for recipe)

Ian Conway’s Pesto(click here for recipe)

 

What a fantastic way for families to be welcomed back by the teaching community at Westminster Schools!

Mom and daughter measuring up

Mom and daughter measuring up