Author Archives: whidbeyschoolgardens

Pumpkin harvest in the news!

In the news on Friday, Oct. 12th, click HERE for link.

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The Autumn Cycle

Learning about the seasonal cycles is a big part of our weekly lessons at the School Farm.  Autumn is rich will opportunity to explore. The plants appear to be dying off, however if we look closer we notice that they … Continue reading

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School Begins!

All summer the farm has been tended by the School Farm team and volunteers in anticipation of the students returning. Bean teepees have grown into perfect hiding places for sharing a garden nibble and talking with a friend. Vegetables ready … Continue reading

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Summer growing for fall classes

We have spent the summer getting the School Farms planted and ready for the return of hundreds of students coming to learn and eat! Planting for a September peak is tricky, but we have carrots, cucumbers, tomatoes, peppers, beans, lettuce, … Continue reading

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Summer at the School Farm!

What fun to get an aerial view of the School Farm in summer! Thanks to Nicole Whittington-Johnson, culinary teacher, who snapped this photo from up in the sky showing the South Campus, School Farm and Shakespeare Festival tent and stage. … Continue reading

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In the news!

We’re in the news with an article that went out on the AP wires about “Many schools keep gardening efforts going all summer.” The article features Seth Raabe, High School Ag teacher, and manager of the HS gardens. You can … Continue reading

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Garden Reflections before Summer

At the school year’s end we ask all the students what they remember about the year’s activities and lessons and share a few of their favorites. The answers are always fun to hear:  Garden nibbles! Carrots! Taking down the bean … Continue reading

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