Green Street School Garden Program
GSS pioneered the 1st of the Brattleboro School Gardens in 2006 when the school received a Strolling of the Heifers grant to create a garden. Now part of the SHACK Committee, The GSS Garden Program aspires to learn from Mother Nature to collaboratively have fun growing food & green space for us all to enjoy being healthier happier human beings.
With a heart centered ecologically minded approach, the GSS Garden Program focusses on developing Diversity: Growing Native & Pollinator plants, perennials, annuals, edibles, fungi & flowers, aesthetics, Integrating gardening into the school culture & classroom curriculum & growing relationships within our local & global community.
Spring Activities: Spreading soil & manure, Seed sowing, Planting Starts, First harvests of short cycle crops- Lettuces & Radish, Planting Native Shrubs & Flowers
Fall Activities: Harvest, Kale, Floral Arranging, Open House BBQ GSS Flowers & Mint Lemonade, Monarch Butterflies, Boys Sit Spot & Tulip planting for The Tulip Trot, Pestos
Summer: Rapid Growth, Flowers, Cucumbers, Pollinator plants, Calendula, Herbs for Yalla Restaurant & Heirloom Peas
Winter: Mulch Hay, Sprouts- Jar grown mixed salad sprouts, Flat grown Sunflower sprouts & Sauerkraut, The Jr. Iron Chef
Thank you to:
Local Restaurant Yalla VT
Edible Brattleboro donated 3 pear trees.
Donations from Walker Farm
Perennial support of Food Connects
Vermont Community Garden Network support & grants
stay tuned for more on this summer's special support & funding from food connects & rise vt
To start new partnerships with local organizations;
Green Street School Gardeners Group
Contact: Tara Gordon