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

Last 2 Classes – Children’s Farm to Fork Cooking!

November 10th, 2016

Join Farm to School in our final 2 classes of the season we make fun new recipes with Nantucket grown food in Children’s Farm to Fork Cooking Classes! Classes are for chefs ages 6-10 from 3:00-4:30pm at the Nantucket Culinary Center.

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November 14th: Pasta Perfection

November 21st: Crazy for Cranberries

Price~ $30

Register at: https://nantucketculinary.com/classes/farm-to-fork-cooking-class-for-kids-6-10-year-olds-2/

Farm to School Month’s Family Garden Day!

October 21st, 2016

Celebrate Farm to School Month at the Joyce N. Furman Youth Garden for Family Garden Day! Join Farm to School for FREE fall garden activities that are fun for the whole family on Saturday, October 22nd from 1:30-3:30pm!

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*Family Garden Day will be cancelled in the event of rain.

Fall Farm to Fork Kids Cooking Classes!

October 7th, 2016
Calling All Young Chefs!
Sustainable Nantucket’s Farm to School Program is hosting Farm to Fork Kids Cooking Classes at the Nantucket Culinary Center for ages 6-10! Lessons will explore the value of locally grown produce and nutrition through hands-on cooking of new recipes that will surely stir up smiles!
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Classes are held from 3:00-4:30pm at the Nantucket Culinary Center on:

 

 

October 17th– Pizza Party
October 24th– Pumpkin Palooza
November 7th– Breakfast Bonanza
November 14th– Pasta Perfection
November 21st– Crazy for Cranberries
Price~ $30/class
Register at: NantucketCulinary.com
Contact F2S@SustainableNantucket.org with any questions

Butterflies, Bees, and More!

October 7th, 2016

Celebrate Farm to School Month at Pollinator Day by learning about pollinators through hands-on activities with Farm to School and the Linda Loring Foundation! Families can join us for garden exploring, crafts, and activities in the Joyce N. Furman Youth Garden from 1:30-3:30pm on Saturday, October 8th.IMG_7324