Week 15: August 12 to August 17 – Goodbyes and Gorgeous Veggies


  • Jessie’s presentation

Summary of the Week:

  • Presentation on Jessie’s experience in Mexico and migrant farmers in Vermont
  • Successional planting to replace shared peas section with spinach
Weeding as the sun sets.

The Community Teaching Garden was buzzing with excitement this week as the harvesting of new vegetables continued. New plants to take home are welcoming students each week and there have been many discussions about what to cook with all of the new choices from the garden. Some students raved about the quality of their lettuce while others decided what to do with all of their zucchini! The list of vegetables being grown at the Community Teaching Garden is expanding each class as new plants pop up each week.

A zinnia at the garden.
Beets and a cucumber!
Lemon cucumbers and beans!

It was a productive week at the garden as we harvested some of our favorite vegetables and also learned about migrant farm workers from Southern Mexico, who are working in Vermont. Jessie started off the group presentations by discussing her experiences in Mexico and how that led her to become involved with migrant farm workers living and working in Vermont through organizations such as Migrant Justice.

Jessie talked about her experience with migrant workers and trip to Mexico.

With beautiful weather, student presentations, yummy cherry tomatoes, it was the perfect week to end my summer at the garden. Thank you all so much for such a great summer. I am so glad I had the opportunity to meet all of you and see the community develop over the course of the summer. Thank you for teaching me everything each of you knows about gardening and contributing to the great summer I had at the Community Teaching Garden. Happy gardening for the rest of the summer and I cannot wait to see the delicious veggies that you harvest as the season continues.

Thanks again, Erin.


One thought on “Week 15: August 12 to August 17 – Goodbyes and Gorgeous Veggies

  1. Denise August 17, 2013 / 7:44 pm

    miss you guys!

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