Fall Harvest Celebration 2012

On October 25, 2012 the MHS community celebrated our 4th Annual Fall Harvest Celebration. The event included fun and inspiring performances by students and faculty, presentations of student work, a cooking contest, games, and of course, an amazing local meal featuring food from the MHS Greenhouse and Gardens.


7:30 AM

October 1, 2012

Biology students harvest salad greens before school.  They have already studied plant germination and seedling structure with these plants.  Now their research subjects will become lunch for students and staff at MHS, Main Street Middle School, and Union Elementary School.

Spring Production

March 31, 2012

Planting resumed in the greenhouse on February 7th.  By March 14th we were reaping large harvests for the MHS salad bar.  We’re currently harvesting on Monday and Wednesday before school, and doing our best to keep up with production.  Image

2011 Fall Harvest Celebration

February 12, 2012

Ok. This is a really late post. I’ve been on sabbatical as part of a Rowland Foundation Fellowship and have been away from this site.

The 3rd Annual MHS Fall Harvest Celebration was a huge success. A school-wide event held on the day before Thanksgiving vacation, featured a 100% local meal that included vegetables and greens from our school’s greenhouse and gardens. Students presented class work that highlighted the nutritional benefits of the meal, revealed the results of a trash audit associated with the composting and recycling program, and told of harvest celebrations in other cultures. A student-made film featured interviews with farmers that grew the food in our meal. AND entertainment was provided by a variety of student and faculty musical performances….including a hip hop finale with a break dancing circle!
Thanks to everyone that made this such a memorable event!

Fall Harvest

October 19, 2011

The greenhouse salad harvest has been in full swing for a few weeks now. Students have also been harvesting Butternut squash, potatoes, black beans, and heirloom Doloff pole beans. The root crops remain in the soil, waiting for this year’s Fall Harvest Celebration.

Spring Planting Nears

May 25, 2011

With a little help from our friends.....thanks to Buzz Ferver

Let the planting begin!

February 9, 2011

February 8th proved to  be a blustery morning.  Snow blowing, single-digit temps, no noticeable sunlight to speak of…a good day to plant some salad greens!  About 40 biology students planted the first trays of Spring 2011.  Planting will continue through next week.  I’ll try to get some picts up soon.

Fall Harvest Celebration

December 6, 2010

Students worked hard all fall harvesting the bounty of a fantastic growing season.  On October 28th, we had our 2nd Annual Fall Harvest Celebration.  After sitting down for an “All-Local Feast” featuring the food from our garden, students, teachers and staff attended a variety of workshops related to living locally, and sustainably.


Picking heirloom Black Beans.

Showing off the Leeks!

Students participate in the “Cheese Making Workshop” at the 2nd Annual Fall Harvest Celebration.

Learning how to preserve food at the “Canning Workshop”.

Learning from Chef Lyndon Virkler and NECI students at the Fall Harvest Celebration.


Heirlooms at MHS

June 23, 2010

This year, in addition to growing potatoes, onions, garlic, butternut squash, carrots, turnips, leeks, beets, black beans, and celery, we are proud to include a few local heirloom varieties. Vermont Cranberry Pole Beans, Sweetheart Beets, Gulag 95 grex Kale, and Egyptian Walking Onions (originally from Scott Nearing!). Thanks go out to Ann Miller and Leigh Hurley for their generous donations. These heirlooms are being grown as part of the Central Vermont Community Seed Bank. Fifteen other volunteers are growing varieties of local heirloom beans, peas, and lettuce.