Vermont School Garden

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

Last Harvest Bonus: Beets, Scarlet Runner Beans and Celeriac (What IS Celeriac?)

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celeriac

celeriac

After School sixth graders discovered enormous beets when they went out to harvest last Friday. In addition, they pulled up all the celeriac, a root vegetable relative of celery. It can be roasted, pureed and served in fancy restaurants for big bucks. It can also be peeled, diced and used in soups for a delicious mild celery flavor. I’m sure students would even like it raw, peeled and sliced like carrots, with a dip. We have PLENTY of it, so we’ll keep you posted as to its uses.

giant beets

giant beets

washing beets

washing beets

carrot and beet harvest

the last carrots out

the last carrots out

We washed and stored our beets, carrots and few stray onions. The scarlet runner beans were harvested and shelled. They’re now drying for use during the winter. I put them on a cookie sheet.

scarlet runner beans drying

scarlet runner beans drying

magic beans

It’s great to give the kids a sense that they can use produce from their garden year-round. We’ve already made muffins with our frozen raspberries.

making raspberry  muffins

making raspberry muffins

dry ingredients

kids in charge

kids in charge

reaching for a raspberry muffin

reaching for a raspberry muffin

Kale continues to grow outdoors. We harvest it  whenever we’re out.

kale salad small pieces

kale salad small pieces

clean-up crew

clean-up crew

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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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