Vermont School Garden

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

After School Program Helps Plant Sweet Potatoes

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SWEET POTATO SLIPSOur sweet potato slips arrived a month earlier than they could be planted here in Vermont, so we kept them indoors  in a Mason jar by a window for a month. On a warm afternoon in June, the After School kids planted them spaced about 2 feet apart. Afterwards they helped weed the zucchini squash we had planted a few weeks before. you can see how many weeds have grown since our All School Planting day in mid-May. The ASP kids also built fairy houses under a shady tree. You can see our Kale Smoothie experts handing out their garden treats to the fairy house builders.

You can compare the size of our sweet potatoes with their growth almost a month in the next entry.

WEEDING SQUASH

WEEDING SQUASH

FAIRY HOUSES AND KALE SMOOTHIES

FAIRY HOUSES AND KALE SMOOTHIES

FAIRY HOUSE

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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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