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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.

Potatoes at Bradford School

In June 2013 all third grade classes at Bradford had the opportunity to plant potatoes in our grow bags.

potato grow bags

This fall, as fourth graders, they were able to harvest the potatoes. Our harvesting method is to dump the contents of a bag into a wheelbarrow for easier tool-free picking.

Bradford 4th grade students harvest potatoes that they planted in June.

Bradford 4th grade students harvest potatoes that they planted in June.

They also weighed each potato to practice their measuring and conversion skills — how many ounces are in one pound? Our biggest potato weighed 2.5 ounces.

Potatoes on scale

 

Best of all, during Farm to School week the potatoes were roasted with olive oil and salt and served to the students as a snack during lunch.  Yum!!

Bradford potatoes

 

If you are astutely wondering if 4 pounds 2 ounces of potatoes was enough for 75 children to sample, we did supplement with an additional 2 pounds of potatoes from a local organic farmer.

Lettuce sprouts!

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These were planted in our Woolly Pockets by second grade students at Bradford.

What’s growing in your school garden?

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