Monday, October 5, 2009

Vegetable Soup

Today students enjoyed vegetable soup made from our school garden.

The food service staff used ground beef as the base and added tomatoes, green beans, potatoes, carrots & onions. There was enough to feed the entire school. Yum!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009


Oh, what a beautiful wall of sunflowers we have! Here a group of local educators visit to see what a school garden looks like. This training held in late September is part of a state-wide Got Dirt? initiative.

These are adult hands holding up this giant sunflower. We didn't measure it, but it's huge!

Tomatoes starting to ripen

Tomatoes are finally starting to ripen. Here's a tray full of what fell off in the wind today. Mostly Roma's, but a few Celebrity tomatoes that will have to ripen up a bit.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Harvest Report

Today's final summer garden class was rained out. After the rain Mariah and Mrs. P. were in the garden and harvested as follows:

  • 3 cucumbers (one was overripe and turning yellow)
  • 25 green peppers (including four "icky" spotted peppers)
Total of 9 1/2 pounds today.

There are several crops ready to be harvested when students come back to school next week. There is a head of savoy cabbage, green beans, lettuce, onions, greens and potatoes. Kids will be surprised to see how much has changed over the summer.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Today we harvested 11 pounds of produce.

Cabbage: 3 heads
Green & Yellow Beans: 1 1/4 pounds
Green Pepper: 12 @ 2 3/4 pounds
Kale: 3/4 pound
Lettuce: 3/4 pound
Swiss Chard: 3/4 pound

Two of the cabbage heads were split so those went home with one of our volunteers, but the rest got dropped off at the local food pantry.