Vermont School Garden

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

October Salsa Making in the Library!

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plate of ingredients

plate of ingredients

How many Kindergarteners get to identify the ingredients in fresh salsa by observing, smelling, tasting and remembering the names of vegetables? These lucky students and their librarian, Mandy Walsh, met in a circle to talk about what they noticed in the garden. Then they got to work identifying and combining school garden veggies with local produce to create their own salsa. The result was scrumptious, the activity, priceless. It was repeated for several classes during library periods.

introducing veggies

Discussion: what have you seen in our garden?

Discussion: what have you seen in our garden?

adding ingredientsfinished procduct





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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