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April 21, 2015

Tracey carrying fence postVOLUNTEER Every Weekday

Monday through Friday 3-5pm 168 Hummock Pond Road Learn how to erect a greenhouse/hoophouse, fencing and other community construction programs to help grow new farmers on-island. Weather permitting. If the weather looks iffy, call 508-524-0823 to see if we’re on!
April 9, 2015

John closeupIrrigation & Water at the Walter F. Ballinger Educational Community Farm

Saturday April 11, 10am to noon By the Community Farm Institute 168 Hummock Pond Road Learn how to install a drip irrigation with small sprinklers system and see one going in the ground with Community Farm Institute Site Manager John Kuszpa.
April 3, 2015
boardThe Sustainable Nantucket Farm to School Program is looking to hire a Summer Camp Coordinator to begin immediately. The Summer Camp Coordinator will work under the direction of the Farm to School Manager to research, design, implement and oversee a summer program that meets the mission of Sustainable Nantucket, the goals of the Farm to School Program, and the needs of the Nantucket community. read more>>
April 1, 2015
Garden Explorers is an after school program run by Sustainable Nantucket’s Farm to School Program and offed through the Nantucket Community School. Tuesday, April 7th will be the first day of our Spring Session! Students currently enrolled in grades K-5 have the opportunity to register  through the Nantucket Community School for the after school program that will meet Tuesday’s and Thursday’s from 2:30pm – 4:30pm, rain or shine! read more>>
March 24, 2015
IMG_1675Sustainable Nantucket is excited to be collaborating with the Nantucket Community School to offer Garden Explorers again this spring! Garden Explorers 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! Session 1: April 7th – May 7th from 2:30pm – 4:30pm for $116 Session 2: May 12th – June 11th from 2:30 – 4:30pm for $145 For questions please contact Kathleen the Farm to School Manager at F2S@sustainableNantucket.org or call 508-228-3399.
March 13, 2015
NPS-Main-Entry-View-CoverThe 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>>
February 9, 2015
learning about tomato plants and pestsSustainable 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
JJ PhotoWe 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. read more>>
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
nantucketgrown.rev. 9:17:12Applications are now available for restaurants and food producers to carry the 2015 NantucketGrown BrandThe 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>>