Vermont School Garden

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

Sweet Potatoes and…….Kale

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Our own sweet potatoes

Our own sweet potatoes

We successfully grew our own sweet potatoes right here in Vermont. They don’t last for very long although letting them dry out for a few weeks did toughen their skins. These last potatoes were cut up by children in the After School class, boiled and mashed for the school’s annual Thanksgiving Feast.

Sweet potatoes going going gon

Sweet potatoes going going gone


prepping sweet pot.Thanksgiving Feast sweet potatoes










Kale smoothies are a popular ‘end of work’ treat. Now these After School kids can make their own without help. The entire school tried out kale smoothies for their “vegetable taste test” of the month in November. A group of second graders were so in love with them after the taste test that they asked the chef if she would include smoothies on her menu. She said, “Yes!”

October kale copy 2

kale smoothie face

kale smoothie face





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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