Vermont School Garden

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


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transplanting into milk cartons

Mr Cafferky’s fourth grade class took their cues from their classmate  (lower left) who wanted to create a market for marigolds. Independently she managed to collect recycled milk cartons and rinse them. She and her friends then transplanted marigold seedlings and put them near a sunny window in their classroom. The next week her signs were up and she was in business, selling marigolds and learning a few things in the process. (How much should I charge? How will I make change?  How much money will I make? How do I make an eye catching sign? Who will help me get started? How do I persist until grown-ups take me seriously?) Below are a few more photos of her team’s efforts.

time for a multiplication lessonteamworkputting starts into the classroom window


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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