Vermont School Garden

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

Pickin’ Pumpkins: Grade One

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Pumpkin Harvesters

Pumpkin Harvesters

It was time to harvest our pumpkins last week. They were beginning to drop off the vines. We can store them at school as long as the temperature stays between 50 and 65 degrees F.

First Graders went out to harvest the crop they had planted last spring when they were a class of kindergarteners. They had grown as much and more than their plants!

finding the pie pumpkins

finding the pie pumpkins

happy harvester

happy harvester

more harvesters

more harvesters

loading up pumpkins

loading up pumpkins

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

While they were on their treasure hunt, one student spied a woodpecker helping itself to the ripe sunflower seeds above the pumpkin patch. See if you can find it. (Click on photo to enlarge.)

woodpecker on the sunflower

woodpecker on the sunflower

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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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