Vermont School Garden

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

Corn Harvest

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arms full

arms full

Fourth graders traditionally plant and harvest corn from our garden. This is the time of year for drying popcorn for their schoolmates’ weekly snack program. Some of the corn they harvested was flint corn. They will dry that type of corn for grinding into corn meal later in the year.

 

flint corn

flint corn

teaching first graders about popcorn

teaching first graders about popcorn

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Right now, though, they were estimating and predicting how much corn they would be harvesting by doing a sample count in a 3 by 3 foot area of the corn rows.

estimating corn crop yield

estimating corn crop yield

 

sorting corn

sorting corn

finished counting corn

finished counting corn

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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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