March 24, 2015
Sustainable Nantucket is excited to be collaborating with the Nantucket Community School
to offer Garden Explorers
again this spring!
is an after school educational program that teaches students in grades K-5
how to grow healthy food, healthy bodies, and healthy minds
! Students will work in the Farm to School Garden
at the Nantucket Elementary School to learn how to plant and care for their own food as well as exploring the garden habitat.
We will be offering two sessions
that will offer a variety of different activities. Register for one or both by clicking the session below!
: April 8th – May 7th from 2:30pm – 4:30pm for $116
: May 12th – June 11th from 2:30 – 4:30pm for $145
please contact Kathleen
the Farm to School Manager at F2S@sustainableNantucket.org or call 508-228-3399.
March 13, 2015
The Nantucket Elementary School
is bursting at the seams and the Building Committee has unveiled their plans
for a beautiful new structure and improved campus that will provide a supportive learning environment and fulfill a variety of community needs.
The Farm to School Program
has been supporting teachers in the NES since 2010 by providing exploratory lessons in the Farm to School Garden that support their core academics. Our Farm to School Manager, being an alumni of the NPS, can attest for the importance of this expansion. Within the few short years that we have been working with the NPS we have seen a great jump in the student population, most noticeably with the Kindergarten grade level, read more>>
March 10, 2015
Have you ever wanted to have a table at the Farmers & Artisans Market but weren’t sure how to start?
Come to this free class! read more>>
February 9, 2015
Sustainable Nantucket is seeking apprentices to participate in our Agricultural Apprenticeship program on Nantucket Island, off the coast of Massachusetts. Successful candidates will be paired with an island grower, or with the Farm to School read more>>
February 2, 2015
We are thrilled to announce that Jessica Jensen
has joined Sustainable Nantucket as our Farm to School Summer Program Coordinator
. Thanks to a grant from the Nantucket Golf Club Foundation
, Jessica will be working with Kathleen Minihan, our Farm to School Manager, to develop a Farm to School Summer Program to launch in the summer of 2016.
January 20, 2015
The SN Community Farm will ‘grow new growers’ by providing land and resources for beginning farmers – increasing local food on-island. Watch the video and CLICK HERE
to learn how you can join the campaign!
January 14, 2015
Applications are now available for restaurants and food producers to carry the 2015 NantucketGrown Brand
. The NantucketGrown Campaign raises consumer awareness and support for local food by acknowledging those businesses that are leaders in the local food movement on Nantucket through their dedication to sourcing from on-island providers and their support of our local food system. read more>>
January 7, 2015
A Weekend with Farm Specialist Eero Ruutilla
Basic Crop Planning
Saturday January 17, 1-4pm
Your Farm Business Plan
Sunday January 18, 9am—noon read more>>
January 6, 2015
Farm to School had a great fall cultivating young farmers and inspiring a new generation of healthy eaters! Here is what the Nantucket students accomplished in the Fall of 2014.
This past Fall introduced our first Garden Explorers After School group, which included an hour and a half packed full of garden activities that allowed students to work together as they learned about farming, food, and nature.
Garden Explorers show off the seaweed they used to create lasagna compost
January 5, 2015
Be a part of the Market! 38,000 visitors last year!
Get your application in by Monday March 16 and receive a FREE Marketplace Directory Ad in Nantucket Grown Magazine! read more>>