Children’s Farm to Fork Cooking Class Registration is Open!

March 16th, 2017

Join Farm to School as we learn learn new culinary skills, create and taste new dishes, and learn about our local food system in our Children’s Farm to Fork Cooking Classes!

Participants will bring local food lessons and a sample of the dishes home to share! Each class will feature a different theme and local food topic- register for one class or all!

NEW THIS SPRING!
Children’s Farm to Fork Cooking Classes will be co-instructed by Farm to School staff and a different Nantucket chef each week including: Greg Margolis (Culinary Director at Nantucket Culinary Center), Chris Morris (Private Chef at Nantucket On Island Chefs), and Andrea Solimeo (Chef de Cuisine at Ventuno)!

Who: Children Ages 6-10

Where: Nantucket Culinary Center at 22 Federal Street

Time: 3:00pm-5:00pm

Price: $50/class

Follow the links below to register for one or all classes!

April 3rd
April 10th
April 24th
May 1st
May 8th
May 15th
May 22nd

For more information, contact:
Farm to School at: F2S@sustainablenantucket.org
OR
Nantucket Culinary Center at: (508) 228-4466

Garden Explorers Registration!

March 16th, 2017

Register for Garden Explorer’s After-School Program!

Garden Explorers will learn to grow healthy food, healthy bodies and healthy minds in this fun and hands-on after-school program led by Sustainable Nantucket’s Farm to School Program! Activities will include learning to plant and grow, harvest and taste vegetables, and play and make art in the Joyce N. Furman Youth Garden!

Who: Children in Grades K-5

When: 2:30pm-4:30pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays from April 4th-May 11th* (Session I) and May 16th-June 15th (Session II)

*Garden Explorers will not be held on April 18th or April 20th due to school vacation)

Price: $160/session

Drop Off & Pick Up: Students will meet our Farm to School Staff at the end of the school day in the NES cafeteria and walk to the garden together. Participants are to be picked up 4:30pm at the Joyce N. Furman Youth Garden located on First Way. Students participating in aftercare programs will be escorted to their next activity by Farm to School staff.

Register for Session I and Session II here!

For more information email: f2s@sustainablenantucket.org

Summer Bridge Registration!

March 1st, 2017

Summer Bridge 2017 Registration is Open!

Join Farm to School and Nantucket Community School staff as we make the “bridge” from camp to school! Summer Bridge brings academic elements into a fun week of camp that is focused around farming and food systems in our natural habitat! Participants will spend week learning, playing, experimenting, and exploring island farms and forests as they prepare for the school year!

Who: Children Ages 6-12
Summer Bridge is available to participants who are registered in a Nantucket-based school for the upcoming fall and who have participated in Garden Explorers in spring 2017, Half-Day in the Garden in spring 2017, ACK Farming and Gardening with Sustainable Nantucket in summer 2017, or another of Nantucket Community School’s ACKventure programs during summer 2017.

When: 8:30am-3:30pm, Monday-Friday

Dates: August 21st-August 25th & August 28th-September 1st

Price: $275/week

Register here!

For more information, contact: F2S@sustainablenantucket.org

ACK Farming and Gardening Registration!

March 1st, 2017

ACK Farming and Gardening is back for Summer 2017!

Join Farm to School staff as we plant, harvest, taste, and play in the Joyce N. Furman Youth Garden! In this hands-on program, participants will learn about the local food system as we explore how seeds, soil, and plants impact our gardens, our bodies, and our community!

Who: Children Ages 6-12

When: 9:00am-12:00pm, Monday-Friday (This program can be joined with ACKventure Extended Day from 12:00pm-4:00pm for a seamless, all-day summer adventure!)

Dates: July 10th-July 14th
July 17th-July 21st
July 24th-July 28th
July 31st-August 4th
August 7th-August 11th
August 14th-August 18th

Price: $190/week

Drop Off & Pick Up: Participants will meet our Farm to School Staff at the Joyce N. Furman Youth Garden off of First Way, next to the Nantucket Public Schools Central Office. Children in Extended Day will be escorted by Farm to School Staff to their next activity in the Extended Day program. Families will be notified in drop off and pick up locations are altered due to inclement weather.

Register here!

For more information, contact: F2S@sustainablenantucket.org

Thank You to Stop and Shop!

January 30th, 2017

Sustainable Nantucket is delighted to announce that we are the recipient of a grant from Stop & Shop that supports our Summer Garden Coordinator position AND will allow Farm to School to purchase two vacuum packers for the Nantucket Public Schools cafeterias!

ss_logohThese vacuum packers will allow Nantucket Public Schools food services to prepare and serve Nantucket-grown produce during the school year! We are grateful for this opportunity and so excited to put these vacuum packers to use for our island students!

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Many thanks to Linda Peterson, Nantucket Public Schools Food Service Director, and Erin Long, Chartwells Regional District Manager, for their collaboration with Farm to School and Stop & Shop for their support in making more local food access possible for our community!

Half-Day in the Garden Registration is Open!

January 13th, 2017

Farm to School is hosting a Half-Day in the Garden to celebrate Nantucket Elementary School’s half-day from school on May 10th!

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Registered participants meet at the end of the school day in the NES cafeteria and walk to the garden to enjoy their packed lunches and celebrate their half-day with an afternoon of planting and caring for vegetables, learning science, and having fun in the Joyce N. Furman Youth Garden!

*This event will take place in all weather, there will be an inclement weather location reserved at the school for our activities if necessary!

Who: Students in Grades K-5

Where: Students will be picked up at the Joyce N. Furman Youth Garden off of First Way

When: May 10th from Dismissal (12:00pm)-2:30pm

Price: $30, pre-registration required. Email: f2s@sustainablenantucket.org to register.

Summer 2017 “Farm to School” Curriculum Coordinator!

January 5th, 2017

Sustainable Nantucket is seeking a Farm to School Curriculum Coordinator for Summer 2017!

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Job Description: Under the direction of the Farm to School Coordinator, plan, implement, and oversee the Farm to School Summer Camp, Children’s Farm to Fork Cooking Classes, and Bridge Back to School Program. Work in partnership with the Farm to School Garden Coordinator to instruct all Farm to School programs. Teach and oversee the Farm to School High School Apprentice in instructing Farm to School activities. Uphold the mission of Sustainable Nantucket and the goals of the Farm to School Program.

 

Requirements:

  • Must be 21 years or older
  • 2-years of summer camp experience or combination of youth program and supervisory experience
  • First Aid and CPR Certifications (or ability to obtain within the first month of employment)
  • CORI Authorization
  • Valid driver’s license and clean driving record
  • Interest in agriculture and environmental stewardship
  • Requires a positive attitude, strong communication skills, flexibility, creativity, dependability, shows attention to detail, can problem solve, ability to collaborate with others and work independently

Read the full description here!

If interested, please email a resume and cover letter to: f2s@sustainablenantucket.org

Summer 2017 “Farm to School” Garden Coordinator!

January 5th, 2017

Sustainable Nantucket is hiring a Farm to School Garden Coordinator for Summer 2017!

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Job Description: Under the direction of the Farm to School Coordinator, plan, implement, and oversee the growing, harvesting, and maintenance of the Farm to School Garden. Work in partnership with the Farm to School Curriculum Coordinator to develop garden-related curriculum, instruct Farm to School programs including Farm to School Summer Camp, Children’s Farm to Fork Cooking Classes, and Bridge Back to School Program. Teach and oversee the Farm to School High School Apprentice in instructing Farm to School activities. Uphold the mission of Sustainable Nantucket and the goals of the Farm to School Program.

Requirements:

  • Enrolled in or a recent graduate of a college program
  • Available June 1st – October 31st
  • CORI Authorization
  • Interest in agriculture, nutrition, and teaching youth and the community about the local food system
  • Desire to learn or improve agricultural skills
  • Experience working with children
  • Requires a positive attitude, strong communication skills, flexibility, creativity, dependability, shows attention to detail, can problem solve, ability to collaborate with others and work independently

Read the full description here!

If interested, please email a resume and cover letter to: f2s@sustainablenantucket.org

Summer 2017 “Farm to School” High School Apprentice!

January 5th, 2017

Sustainable Nantucket is hiring a Farm to School High School Apprentice for Summer 2017!

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Job Description: Under the direction of the Farm to School Coordinator, Farm to School Summer Curriculum Coordinator, and Farm to School Summer Garden Coordinator, oversee the growing, harvesting, and maintenance of the Farm to School Garden. Assist in instructing Farm to School programming including Farm to School Summer Camp, Children’s Farm to Fork Cooking Classes, and summer garden workshops. Uphold the mission of Sustainable Nantucket and the goals of the Farm to School Program.

Requirements:

  • Enrolled in or a recent graduate of a high school program
  • CORI Authorization
  • Interest in learning about agriculture, nutrition, and teaching youth and the community about the local food system
  • Desire to learn or improve agricultural skills
  • Requires a positive attitude, strong communication skills, flexibility, creativity, dependability, shows attention to detail, can problem solve, ability to collaborate with others and work independently

Read the full description here!

If interested, please email a resume and cover letter to: f2s@sustainablenantucket.org

Garden Explorers Registration is Open!

January 5th, 2017

Garden Explorer’s After-School Program Spring Registration is Open!

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Join Farm to School for hands-on learning activities and fun in the Joyce N. Furman Youth Garden! Garden Explorers will learning how to plant a garden, grow healthy food, taste new vegetables, try new science experiments, and play garden games!

Who: Grades K-5

When: 2:30pm-4:30pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays from April 4th-May 11th* (Session I) and May 16th-June 15th (Session II)

*Garden Explorers will not be held on April 18th or April 20th due to school vacation)

Price: $160

Drop Off & Pick Up: Students will meet our Farm to School Staff at the end of the school day in the NES cafeteria and walk to the garden together. Participants are to be picked up 4:30 at the Joyce N. Furman Youth Garden located on First Way.

Register for Session I and Session II here!

For more information email: f2s@sustainablenantucket.org