It’s Massachusetts Pollinator Week!

June 23rd, 2016

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Governor Baker has declared June 20th-26th, 2016 as Massachusetts Pollinator Week, presenting an opportunity to celebrate and protect our pollinator populations and SN currently has 2 pollinator projects! So what exactly is a pollinator? Read the rest of this entry »

Meet Our Summer Team!

June 23rd, 2016

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Sustainable Nantucket has 4 new members of our summer team, just in time for the start of the SN Farm to School Summer Program and the Market!
Please join us in welcoming: Read the rest of this entry »

Thank You to the Community Foundation of Nantucket!

June 23rd, 2016

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Sustainable Nantucket recently received a generous grant from the Community Foundation’s ReMain Nantucket Fund. This funding will directly support SN’s 2016 NantucketGrown educational programming. A very heartfelt thank you to our friends at the Community Foundation!

Kids Activity with F2S at the Market this Saturday June 25!

June 15th, 2016

Join teachers and apprentices from the Farm to School program in a Seed Planting Workshop for Kids this Saturday at the Market!

Participants of all ages will make paper pots, fill it with soil, and plant a vegetable seed to take home and grow.

Free! At the Market from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. under the Big Yellow Tent.

The School Year is a Wrap, with Radishes!

June 26th, 2014

radish harvest The late arrival of spring to Nantucket didn’t stop students participating in the Farm to School Program from producing a beautiful bounty of delicious radishes. In early April a group of students from the Nantucket Boys and Girls Club helped us sow our first crop of  “Easter Egg” radishes  which were served in the Nantucket Public School cafeteria’s a little over month later. Read the rest of this entry »

Kindergarten grows a salad from seed to table

January 9th, 2014
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The harvest

Did you know that lettuce is a flower and also a member of the sunflower family? Ask any student in the NES kindergarten class and they can tell you all you need to know  about lettuce.

The entire kindergarten recently finished an 8-week lettuce growing experiment that included:

  1.  Harvesting lettuce seeds from the school garden
  2. Planting the seeds under indoor grow lights
  3. Watering and caring for the lettuce as it grew
  4. Transplanting the lettuce when it outgrew it’s original space
  5. Harvesting the lettuce when it was ready to eat
  6. Dining on their hard work Read the rest of this entry »

Farm to School ~ April Vacation Week Garden Events

April 10th, 2013

DSCF0114The Nantucket Public School may be closed during the week of April 14th, but the Farm to School Garden is open! Whether you’re a student, teacher, parent of friend there is something for everyone.

April 16th 11:00 am – 12:30pm we are calling all NHS students to get their hands dirty  and volunteer their time in waking up the school garden. Read the rest of this entry »

2013 Sustainable Nantucket Agricultural Apprenticeships Available!

January 3rd, 2013

Sustainable Nantucket is seeking agricultural intern/ apprentices to participate in our Apprenticeship program. Successful candidates could  be high school, college or post-college students, and will be paired with one of six island farms / growers, or with our Farm to School Coordinator — experiencing and participating in many aspects of small-scale farming in our sensitive island environment, from greenhouse cultivation to field planting and harvest to farm stand sales. They will participate in the Sustainable Nantucket Farmers & Artisans Market, and possibly in restaurant / food service delivery. Read the rest of this entry »

Seeds of Summer at Farm to School

July 24th, 2012

Our hard-working Farm to School Coordinator ~ Kathleen Minihan, and our stellar Farm to School Intern – Chelsea Callahan  have been busy working with Nantucket’s children in the Joyce N. Furman Youth Garden this summer! Below are some photos of their project days with the Nantucket Community School and the Boys and Girls Club: Read the rest of this entry »

SN Participates in Massachusetts Harvest for Students Week

September 16th, 2011

Monday, September 19th marks the start of the 5th annual Harvest for Students Week, sponsored by the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources. Read the rest of this entry »