The 3rd grade class at Upper Valley Waldorf School has had many gardening and farming experiences so far this School year. We began the year with a school garden that was wildly bountiful in beans, kale and tomatoes. We had a special meal where we set our table and served fresh homemade tomato sauce, green beans, and kale salad.
We have also had several trips to farms this fall. We visited Spring Brook farm where we learned about cows and making award winning cheese. Also this year, our class has the wonderful opportunity to visit Cedar Mountain Farm throughout the entire school year. So far this fall we have focused on harvesting for their CSA and market. Over the winter we will work with the animals and in the spring we will focus on preparation of the land and planting. We will finish the year with an overnight trip to a farm where we will get to experience what it is like to live and work on a farm for a couple of nights. – Daniel Masi, Teacher, Upper Valley Waldorf School, Quechee, VT