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New High School Garden launched!

We have launched a new garden at the High School! John Patton, HS Principal, asked us if we could turn the lawn out front into a garden that would grow vegetables for the students, flowers for pollinating and beneficial insects, … Continue reading

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SNACC Time with the Students

In January the school garden expanded into the realm of fresh food preparation. We are now teaching cooking classes for the third though fifth grade students. There have been four successful classes so far where the students made a delicious pumpkin … Continue reading

Posted in Goosefoot, Lessons, SNACC, Updates from the garden!

Winter’s Rhythm Gives Way to Spring

January 2017 saw the first students making forays into the winter garden with exclamations of  ‘The bean teepees are gone!’, ‘The garden looks empty.’  Then on closer examination, they found wiggling worms in the soil and a world of wonder … Continue reading

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The new season has begun!

It has been a ferocious winter with lots of rain, freezing weather and snow, but in between the gusts and downpours, the students have been helping to turn over cover crops and get the School Farm ready for the new … Continue reading

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We met the match… and more!

A happy crowd gathered at the Goose Grocer to celebrate the generous $73,575.36 check that Goosefoot and the Goose donated to the School Farm and Garden Program! A lovely cake with a heartfelt wordle, and carrots and kale harvested from … Continue reading

Posted in Funding support, Goose Grocer, Goosefoot

Support the school garden program and help us meet a $30,000 match!

The Goose Grocer is offering a $30,000 match this year for the School Farm and Garden Program and the Goosefoot Community Fund is raising the match! We need your support and generous contribution!  Click HERE to donate and write School … Continue reading

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A wonderful Thanksgiving Harvest Feast!

Over 850 students, parents and family members. teachers and staff enjoyed a delightful Thanksgiving Feast at the Elementary School on Thursday, Nov. 17th! On the menu from the School Farm was mashed potatoes, roasted squash, kale salad, carrot sticks and … Continue reading

Posted in Events, Harvest, Thanksgiving feast