Category Archives: Montclair School Gardens

Renaissance Students Visit Their Garden Classroom

As an introduction to their Environmental Studies class at Renaissance Middle School, Mrs. Emily Cullen took her 7th grade students on a tour of the school garden.  The students sampled some tomatoes and discovered the many ripe fruits and vegetables waiting to be harvested.

Ripe cherry tomatoes

Ripe cherry tomatoes

 

Students explore the bed of sweet potatoes

 

Pumpkis were started from seed in the spring by last year's environmental science students.

Pumpkins were started from seed in the spring by last year’s environmental science students.

Mrs. Cullen plans to utiilize the school garden as the students learn about low impact living, food preservation, carbon footprints, and sustainability.

 

 

Bradford Students Snack on Summer’s Bounty

For the past week Bradford students have been getting a taste of the garden in their morning snacks.

So far the kindergarten and first grade classes have sampled raspberries or cherry tomatoes.

Also this week, we harvested the remaining basil to make pesto for our 6th annual PestoFest, which will be held on October 24th – Food Day!

Harvested basil awaits processing.  The smell of fresh basil permeated the halls, much to the delight of students and teachers alike.

Harvested basil awaits processing. The smell of fresh basil permeated the halls, much to the delight of students and teachers alike.

Gardening at Northeast School

The students and teachers at Northeast School have been busy in their DIGS gardens this spring.

Mrs. Frank planted mint with the 3rd grade which they will brew for some tasty tea this week

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Mrs. Maliszewski’s  2nd grade students planted a variety of lettuces which they will eat in a salad.  Mrs. Enslin’s 2nd grade planted swiss chard, which looks (and tastes) fantastic.

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Mrs. Phillip’s and Mrs. Alday’s classes planted squash and green pepper.

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And, last, but not least….. The new bed planted by the kindergarten classes.

NE kindergarten students plant in their new bed...... the "Kinder Garden".

NE kindergarten students plant in their new bed…… the “Kinder Garden”.

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