Vermont School Garden

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

October Gleaning: The Last of this Year’s Garden

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K Boys in the Garden

K. Boys in the Garden (Flowers for Mom)

The youngest and oldest students have been out to visit our garden this past month. Potatoes were harvested by sixth graders. They’re stored in a cool spot at generous Harlow Farm for use during the winter months. You can see in the background that our popcorn and flint corn remain to be harvested next week.

Our garden will be tilled and we’ll choose a spot to plant garlic in early November. It will winter over and start showing shoots next spring….sometimes through the last of the snow.

6 th grade potatoes

6 th grade potatoes

digging potatoes  6th

digging potatoes 6th

Digging potatoes gr. 6

Digging potatoes gr. 6

carrot harvest

carrot harvest

The last of the carrots were dug up and washed in our new outdoor sink. Thank you, Adam Hallock, for installing it! The tomato stakes are being collected for next year.

new outdoor sink

There are many garden memories to tide us over until the next warm sunny spring day……we may have some greens growing in our new hoop house even before then!


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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