Kindergarten grows a salad from seed to table

January 9th, 2014
IMG_5071

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 »

Helping the Garden Grow – Summer Camp at the NES Garden

August 23rd, 2011

This Summer, Sustainable Nantucket donated time to the Community School’s Summer Day Camp. Farm to School Interns Maria King and Elizabeth Murphy taught campers about planting, weeding, & cultivating in the Nantucket Elementary School garden, and guided them through a number of fun educational activities and projects focused around the garden. Read the rest of this entry »

SN Receives Grant from Nantucket Land Council

November 2nd, 2010

Sustainable Nantucket is pleased to announce receipt of a generous grant toward our Farm to School Program from the Nantucket Land Council! This grant will provide funding to cover conference fees and travel expenses for educators interested in participating in our Farm to School Program, and attending the upcoming Agriculture in the Classroom Fall Conference for Educators: Focusing on School Gardening, Composting and Other Green School Initiatives November 6, 2010 in Brookline, Massachusetts. Read the rest of this entry »