Common Roots Farm to School Update By: Megan Brancaccio on April 01, 2012 As March comes to an close, I want to bring everyone up to date with what we did in the classrooms at Orchard and Chamberlin Schools this month. After learning the ins and outs of cabbage in January and wheat in February, […]
Shelton students have no-meat lunch fare By: Joyce Hendley on December 14, 2011 Here’s an article you might enjoy….it features a school that offers vegetarian options for students. Click HERE to learn more.
Celebrity Veggies Play Starring Roles in SB Schools By: Ally Gravina on November 14, 2011 How often do you hear kids say, “Mom, can we have butternut squash for dinner this week?” In most homes, if an elementary age child actually asked to have vegetables for dinner, his or her parents might suspect they were […]
The Bean Plant By: Megan Brancaccio on April 14, 2011 Happy spring, everyone! The warm sunshine is finally here, and the school gardens are underway. The soil is soft and full of life. Today, Mollie, with the help of Mrs. Waltien’s 3rd graders, began planting peas in the South Garden. We are hoping to have […]
Black Bean Month By: Megan Brancaccio on April 06, 2011 This week signified the kick-off of our new celebrity vegetable of the month at Orchard: black beans! Mrs. McQuillen’s class helped to construct the sponge-painted beanstalk and green bean pods that will be on display in the front lobby starting this Thursday. Lessons for this […]