Vermont School Garden

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

Summer Garden Science

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close obervation-raspberriesStudents are observing the raspberry plants for evidence of the cane borer that threatened our raspberries this summer. Classes spent time in the garden reading maps and having scavenger hunts to find their positions, North, South, East and West. They sketched and labeled close-up observations of garden plants using magnifying glasses. In addition they learned a bit about nutrition and  where their food comes from. See previous posts for Kale salad recipes.

garden scavenger huntScavenger hunt in the garden.using maps in the gardenGarden Meeting Area.observing and drawing a dill seed headClose observation of dill.pride in drawingProud observer.IMG_3020Garlic journaldrawing and labelingwriting science observationRecording science observations.cutting oranges for kale saladmassaging kale saladMaking kale salad.writing garden observations

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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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