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April 15, 2014

DSCF1142Spring Break is just around the corner and we are welcoming students who are enjoying their vacation on island to join the Farm to School Program for the Creative Gardener Spring Break Workshop Series. If your child is interested in flowers, gardening, art or exploration take a look at the workshops being offered bellow.

This workshop series is designed to spike the curiosity of students in grades K-5. Participants in grades 3-5 will meet  from 10:00am – 11:30am and participants in grades K-2 will meet from 1:00pm-2:00pm.  Space is limited so be sure to reserve your space!

This series is offered in collaboration with the Nantucket Community School and hosted by Sustainable Nantucket in the Farm to School Garden located behind the swing set at the Nantucket Elementary School Playground.

To register contact Casey at the Nantucket Community School at 508-228-7285 x 1361. read more>>

April 9, 2014
Arugala Sketch Molly Pollack IINantucket Public School students will be celebrating Arugula for the month of April as part of the Farm to School Program’s Harvest of the Month Campaign.  This campaign was created in an effort to improve student nutrition through education and an opportunity to try a variety of locally grown fruits and vegetables. On Tuesdays throughout the month of April, Chartwells, the NPS food service provider, will be incorporating NantucketGrown™ Arugula into the NPS lunch menu.  read more>>
April 2, 2014
Sonia in grapes photo

Small Fruits Workshop with Sonia Schloemann UMASS Extension Fruit Specialist Visits Nantucket read more>>

February 20, 2014
garden rowsSpring is just around the corner and it’s time to wake up the Farm to School garden.  We are looking for volunteers who are interested in working in a fun learning environment with a desire to gain agricultural skills, help provide a fun learning space for our community and grow healthy food for island youth. Beginning in March we are seeking volunteers to lend a hand on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons and Saturday mornings. read more>>
February 7, 2014
Sustainable Nantucket is seeking agricultural intern/ apprentices to participate in our Sustainable Agriculture Apprenticeship program on Nantucket Island, off the coast of Massachusetts. Successful candidates will be paired with one of 3 island farms / growers, or with an island grower / value-added food producer and chocolatier. read more>>
February 1, 2014

table of pumpkin pond vegies Sustainable Nantucket Community Farm INFORMATIONAL MEETING

Monday, February 10th  6pm read more>>

January 18, 2014
Ambrosia table with apples, wool, fleece and January It may be winter, but already we are looking forward to the upcoming 2014 Market season! If you intend to be a part of the Market this year, please read the updated 2014 Market Handbook, fill out the appropriate application for your category and return it with your annual fee as soon as possible. read more>>
January 14, 2014

Sustainable Nantucket’ s Nantucket Grown™ Campaign which includes our brand and publication, promotes and encourages the consumption of locally grown food on Nantucket.

6,500 complimentary magazines are available at: read more>>

December 6, 2013
Thank you to the Community Foundation of Nantucket and to ReMain Nantucket for supporting Sustainable andrew soupNantucket’s efforts through two recent grants. The Community Foundation’s grant will support the implementation of the ‘Harvest of the Month’ Campaign, a new initiative of Sustainable Nantucket’s Farm to School program designed to improve student nutrition by increasing access to and awareness of local produce. Visiting chef and farmer events in the cafeteria will provide the opportunity to educate students in an informal setting about proper nutrition and the benefits of diverse fruits and vegetables.

Thank you to ReMain Nantucket for the on-going support of our downtown presence.

Market View with Stroller

November 12, 2013
 

Gift Card Draft- Flower PotGive a gift in your family or friend’s name 

that will help Nantucket children experience the multiple benefits of participating in a Farm to School program. By giving one of the gifts described below, you are helping Sustainable Nantucket teach our children about the importance of eating fresh, healthy food and sustaining our environment.  In recognition of your gift, a card (pictured left) will be sent to your family or friend(s) to let them know that a gift was given in their name. Gifts of $250 or above will be recognized on a named leaf on the Giving Wall in the garden. All gifts will be recognized on our website.    read more>>